[ viz-i-goth ]
/ ˈvɪz ɪˌgɒθ /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM VisigothVis·i·goth·ic, adjective
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How to use Visigoth in a sentence
The word may have some connexion with a corruption of Visigoth, a suggestion to which the use in the Girard romance lends colour.
The Visigoth kingdom, which had stood for three centuries, had passed its meridian.
Toledo, the capital of the Visigoth Kings, is the city about which cluster the richest memories of Spain in her heroic age.
The Visigoth monarchy, although in many cases hereditary, was in fact elective.
This romance, lying at the very root of a Gothic dynasty in Spain, marks the earliest beginnings of a line of Visigoth kings.
British Dictionary definitions for Visigoth
/ (ˈvɪzɪˌɡɒθ) /
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 VisigothVisigothic, adjective
Word Origin for Visigoth
C17: from Late Latin Visigothī (pl), of Germanic origin, visi- perhaps meaning: west
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