Definition of Ostrogoth in English:

Ostrogoth

Syllabification: Os·tro·goth
Pronunciation: /ˈästrəˌgäTH
 
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noun

A member of the eastern branch of the Goths, who conquered Italy in the 5th-6th centuries ad.
More example sentences
  • The Ostrogoths settled in Italy, the Franks in northern Gaul, the Burgundians in Provence, the Visigoths in southern Gaul and Spain, the Vandals in Africa and the western Mediterranean, and the Angles and Saxons in England.
  • This happened in Spain under the Visigoths and in Italy under the Ostrogoths, but both those kingdoms were swept away.
  • The Ostrogoths attacked the western empire via the eastern empire.

Origin

from late Latin Ostrogothi (plural), from the Germanic base of east + late Latin Gothi 'Goths'.

Derivatives

Ostrogothic

Pronunciation: /ˌästrəˈgäTHik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Italy was itself contested territory, parts of which were ruled by Visigothic, Ostrogothic, Lombard, Frankish, Ottoman, or Byzantine overlords - among others - during the six centuries this study comprises.
  • Incredible as it may seem, a few of their descendants were still speaking Ostrogothic some fifteen centuries later, in 1780, at the time of the American Revolution.
  • Could those Crimeans really have been the last Goths, continuing to speak Ostrogothic for more than a thousand years after their kingdom fell?

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