Ostrogoth c.1600, the "East Goths," who conquered Italy late 5c. and established, under Theodric, a kingdom there that lasted from 493 to 555 C.E., from L.L. Ostrogothæ, lit. "eastern Goths" from P.Gmc. *aust(a)r- "east" (for second element, see GOTH (Cf. Goth); also Cf. VISIGOTH (Cf. Visigoth)), but according to some this is a folk corruption of an earlier Austrogoti, from a Germanic compound, the first element of which means "shining" or "splendid," from P.Gmc. *austr-, from PIE *ausr- (see AURORA (Cf. aurora)), which is also, via "sunrise," the root of the Latin word for "east."

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  • ostrogoth — ostrogoth, gothe [ ɔstrɔgo; ostrogo, gɔt ] n. et adj. • XIXe; ostrogot 1668 fig.; bas lat. ostrogothus, n. d une tribu des Goths, du germ. ost « est » et goth 1 ♦ Hist. Habitant de la partie orientale des territoires occupés par les Goths. Les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ostrogoth — Os tro*goth, prop. n. [L. Ostrogothi, pl. See {East}, and {Goth}.] One of the Eastern Goths. See {Goth}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ostrogoth — [äs′trə gäth΄, äs′trəgôth΄] n. [LL Ostrogothus, earlier Austrogoti (pl.) < Gmc * austra ,EAST + LL Gothi: see GOTH1] an East Goth; esp., a member of the group that conquered Italy in the 5th cent. A.D. Ostrogothic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Ostrogoth — Ostrogoths Wikipédia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ostrogoth — Ostrogothic, Ostrogothian, adj. /os treuh goth /, n. a member of the easterly division of the Goths, maintaining a monarchy in Italy, A.D. 493 555. Cf. Visigoth. [1640 50; < LL Ostrogothi, Austrogoti (pl.) < Gmc, equiv. to *austro eastwards (ON… …   Universalium

  • Ostrogoth — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin Ostrogothi, plural Date: 14th century a member of the eastern division of the Goths • Ostrogothic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ostrogoth — noun A member of a tribe of Eastern Goths that invaded Italy in the sixth century …   Wiktionary

  • ostrogoth — n.m. Individu grossier, vulgaire …   Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • Ostrogoth — [ ɒstrəgɒθ] noun a member of the eastern branch of the Goths, who conquered Italy in the 5th–6th centuries AD. Derivatives Ostrogothic adjective Origin from late L. Ostrogothi (plural), from the Gmc base of east + late L. Gothi Goths …   English new terms dictionary

  • ostrogoth — os·tro·goth …   English syllables

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