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  1. a fourth-century ruler in the Black Sea area: probably identical with Jormunrek.
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Historical Examples

  • Dietrich was driven from his kingdom of Bern by his uncle Ermanaric.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4


  • The limitation of the scenes in the poems of Beowulf, Ermanaric, and Attila throws out the figures in strong relief.

  • Old Ermanaric stabbed himself for shame, and the hearts of the Goths became as water before the tempest of nations.

    The Roman and the Teuton

    Charles Kingsley

  • The East Gothic dominion was now again as great in extent and far more splendid than it could have been in the time of Ermanaric.

British Dictionary definitions for ermanaric


  1. died ?375 ad, king of the Ostrogoths: ruled an extensive empire in eastern Europe, which was overrun by the Huns in the 370s
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