Alaric
biographical name circa 370-410 Visigoth king; conqueror of Rome

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  • Alaric — is a Germanic name that, broken into its parts means Ala everyone s and ric ruler . This has various forms in the several Germanic languages, such as Alareiks in the original Gothic and Alrekr in Old Norse. Most modern Germanic languages render… …   Wikipedia

  • Alaric — [al′ə rik] 1. A.D. 370 410; king of the Visigoths (395? 410): captured Rome (410) 2. Alaric II died A.D. 507; king of the Visigoths (484? 507): issued a code of laws …   English World dictionary

  • Alăric — (d A.), Kanal im Dep. Oberpyrenäen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alaric — m English (rare): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ala all or ali stranger + rīc power, ruler, which was introduced to Britain in this form by the Normans. The first element may also in part derive from a contracted form of… …   First names dictionary

  • Alaric — Alaric, Alric Rencontré surtout dans le Sud, c est un nom de personne d origine germanique (ala = tout + ric = puissant) …   Noms de famille

  • Alaric — Visigothic masc. proper name, lit. all ruler, from P.Gmc. *ala all + *rikja rule (see RICH (Cf. rich)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alaric — (c. 370 410)    Great Visigothic king and warrior whose sack of the ancient capital city of Rome in 410, following the assassination of his rival Stilicho, profoundly shocked and dismayed the people of the Roman Empire, a shock from which the… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Alaric — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Sens et origine du prénom 1.1 Variantes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alaric — /al euhr ik/, n. A.D. c370 410, king of the Visigoths: captured Rome 410. * * * ▪ leader of Visigoths born c. 370, , Peuce Island [now in Romania] died 410, Cosentia, Bruttium [now Cosenza, Italy]       chief of the Visigoths (Visigoth) from 395… …   Universalium

  • Alaric —    Chieftain of the Visigoths (q.v.) from 395 410. He revolted against imperial rule in 395 and led a marauding expedition through Thrace (q.v.), briefly threatening Constantinople (q.v.) itself before invading Thessaly and the Peloponnesos (qq.v …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Alaric — noun An historic king of the Visigoths. We feel bound to add, however, that it is not very likely, in the usual chances of events, that such names as Alaric Attila Watts should have met in matrimony with those of Zillah Madonna Wiffen; and an… …   Wiktionary

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