Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France

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Alternate forms of Visigoth

Hypernyms: goth

Origin of the word Visigoth

  1. 1647, from L.L. Visigothus (pl. Visigothi), perhaps "West Goths" (cf. O.H.G. 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. more

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