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[uhl-fi-luh s]
  1. a.d. c311–c382, Christian bishop to the Goths: translated Bible into the Gothic language.
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Also Ul·fi·la [uhl-fi-luh] /ˈʌl fɪ lə/, Wulfila.
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Historical Examples

  • They had never learned from the Goths of Ulfilas anything about Christianity.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • And so, too, in the Gothic of Ulfilas the homestead was a 'gard.'

  • It was the outstanding merit of Ulfilas that he translated the Bible into Gothic.

  • He sent theologians to meet Ulfilas, and torment him into Arianism.

    The Roman and the Teuton

    Charles Kingsley

  • They still held to the primitive faith taught them by Ulfilas and their Gothic Bible.


    Frederick Albion Ober

British Dictionary definitions for ulfilas


Ulfila (ˈʊlfɪlə) or Wulfila

  1. ?311–?382 ad, Christian bishop of the Goths who translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic
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