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Visigoth

[ viz-i-goth ]
/ ˈvɪz ɪˌgɒθ /
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noun

a member of the westerly division of the Goths, which formed a monarchy about a.d. 418, maintaining it in southern France until 507 and in Spain until 711.

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Origin of Visigoth

1605–15; <Late Latin Visigothī (plural) <Germanic, equivalent to unattested wisi- (cognate with west) + goth- Goth1

OTHER WORDS FROM Visigoth

Vis·i·goth·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Visigoth

Visigoth
/ (ˈvɪzɪˌɡɒθ) /

noun

a member of the western group of the Goths, who were driven into the Balkans in the late 4th century ad . Moving on, they sacked Rome (410) and established a kingdom in present-day Spain and S France that lasted until 711

Derived forms of Visigoth

Visigothic, adjective

Word Origin for Visigoth

C17: from Late Latin Visigothī (pl), of Germanic origin, visi- perhaps meaning: west
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