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  1. a.d. 434?–493, first barbarian ruler of Italy 476–493.
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Also Odovacar.
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Examples from the Web for odoacer

Historical Examples

  • Odoacer was promised his life, but the compact was broken soon.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI

    Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

  • But, as early as the fifth, Odoacer had a brother named "Welf."

    Odd Bits of History

    Henry W. Wolff

  • They were jealous, too, of the success of Odoacer and his mercenaries.

    The Roman and the Teuton

    Charles Kingsley

  • Was there a stain on Odoacer from his early connexion with Attila?

    The Roman and the Teuton

    Charles Kingsley

  • Odoacer acknowledged the sovereignty of the Empire without question.

    A Short History of Italy

    Henry Dwight Sedgwick

British Dictionary definitions for odoacer


Odovacar (ˌəʊdəˈvɑːkə)

  1. ?434–493 ad, barbarian ruler of Italy (476–493); assassinated by Theodoric
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