Origin of Ostrogoth
Examples from the Web for ostrogoth
He became a favourite with Theodoric, the Ostrogoth, who ruled in Rome from 500, and was one of his intimate friends.
Theodoric, the Ostrogoth, re-established municipal schools through his dominion.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
A new hero came upon the scene in the person of Theodoric, the Ostrogoth.The Eighteen Christian Centuries|James White
The Visigoth and Ostrogoth with their great natural gifts could not found a kingdom.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
He is identified, I believe, by universal consent, with Theodoric the Ostrogoth.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
Word Origin for Ostrogoth
c.1600, one of the "East Goths," who conquered Italy late 5c. and established, under Theodric, a kingdom there that lasted from 493 to 555 C.E., from Late Latin Ostrogothæ, from Germanic, literally "eastern Goths" from Proto-Germanic *aust(a)r- "east" (see east; for second element, see Goth; also cf. Visigoth), but according to Klein this is a folk corruption of an earlier Austrogoti, from a Germanic compound, the first element of which means "shining" or "splendid," from Proto-Germanic *austr-, from PIE *ausr- (see aurora), which is also, via "sunrise," the root of the Latin word for "east."