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Ostrogoth

[ os-truh-goth ]
/ ˈɒs trəˌgɒθ /
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Definition of Ostrogoth

noun
a member of the easterly division of the Goths, maintaining a monarchy in Italy, a.d. 493–555.
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Origin of Ostrogoth

1640–50; <Late Latin Ostrogothī, Austrogotī (plural) <Germanic, equivalent to *austro- eastwards (Old Norse austr,Old Saxon, Old High German ōstar,Middle Dutch ooster,Old English ēast(er)ra;cf. east) + Goth

OTHER WORDS FROM Ostrogoth

Os·tro·goth·ic, Os·tro·goth·i·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for Ostrogoth

Ostrogoth
/ (ˈɒstrəˌɡɒθ) /

noun
a member of the eastern group of the Goths, who formed a kingdom in Italy from 493 to 552

Derived forms of Ostrogoth

Ostrogothic, adjective

Word Origin for Ostrogoth

C17: from Late Latin Ostrogothī, from ostro- east, eastward + Goth
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