Visigoth
noun Etymology: Late Latin Visigothi, plural Date: 1597 a member of the western division of the Goths • Visigothic adjective

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  • visigoth — visigoth, othe Visigoths n. et adj. V. wisigoth, Wisigoths. wisigoth ou visigoth, othe n. et adj. ou wisigothique adj. HIST Des Wisigoths, qui a rapport aux Wisigoths. ⇒WISIGOTH, VISIGOTH, OTHE, subst. et adj. A. HISTOIRE 1. Subst. masc. plur.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Visigoth — Vis i*goth, n. [L. Visegothae, pl. Cf. {West}, and {Goth}.] One of the West Goths. See the Note under {Goth}. {Vis i*goth ic}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Visigoth — 1640s, 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Visigoth — [viz′ə gäth΄, viz′əgôth΄] n. [LL Visigothi, pl. < visi (< Gmc base of uncert. meaning) + Gothi, Goths] a member of the western branch of the Goths that invaded the Roman Empire late in the 4th cent. A.D. and set up a kingdom in France and… …   English World dictionary

  • visigoth — (vi zi go) s. m. 1°   Nom d une des deux grandes nations des Goths 2°   Adj. Fig. Grossier, sauvage. •   Un clerc, pour quinze sous, sans craindre le holà, Peut aller au parterre attaquer Attila ; Et, si le roi des Huns ne lui charme l oreille,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Visigoth — Wisigoths Migrations Les Wisigoths (en allemand Westgoten, ou Goths de l Ouest, ou encore Tervinges) étaient un peuple germanique d origine scandinave, issu de la Suède méridionale et incorporé tardivement dans l Occident romain. Après la chute… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Visigoth — Visigothic, adj. /viz i goth /, n. 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. Cf. Ostrogoth. [1605 15; < LL Visigothi (pl.) < Gmc,… …   Universalium

  • Visigoth — noun Any member of an ancient East Germanic tribe, one branch of the Goths (the Ostrogoths being the other), which participated in several wars with Rome and established a kingdom with Toulouse for its capital …   Wiktionary

  • Visigoth — Vis·i·goth || vɪzɪgɒθ n. member of the western division of the Goths …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Visigoth — [ vɪzɪgɒθ] noun a member of the branch of the Goths who invaded the Roman Empire between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD and ruled much of Spain until overthrown by the Moors in 711. Derivatives Visigothic adjective Origin from late L. Visigothus,… …   English new terms dictionary

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