- 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.
Origin of Visigoth
Examples from the Web for visigoth
Theodoric, the Visigoth king, was killed on the battlefield.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
Visigoth, poeticè for the Spanish ravagers of Mexico and Peru.The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Adolphus lays the foundation of the Visigoth dominion in Spain.
Then the Visigoth went down and took every one with her—ships generally do that; the corpses don't cumber the sea for some time.
They might have run in an extra verse specifying sudden collapse—like the Visigoth's.
- 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
Word Origin and History for visigoth
1640s, from Late Latin Visigothus (plural Visigothi), perhaps "West Goths" (cf. Old High German westan "from the west"), as opposed to Ostrogothi; but according to some authorities, Visi/Vesi appears to be a Latinized form of a tribal name.