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Word Origin and History for theodric

Theodric

masc. proper name, from Late Latin Theodricus, from Gothic, literally "ruler of the people," cf. Gothic þiuda "people" + *reiks "ruler." For spelling, see Theobald.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • Theodric, king of the Franks, is mentioned in the same poem (v. 24).

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • Among these were the realms of Guthhere and Theodric, and in part also that of Attila.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • He still clings with a certain faith to Theodric; and declines to perceive any palpable failure even in the Pilgrim of Glencoe.

  • Four years later appeared his “Theodric”, a not very successful poem of domestic life.

  • Hygelac again was a contemporary of Theodric; while Wolfdietrich, if he is rightly identified with Theodberht, died in 548.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick