an East Goth; esp., a member of the group that conquered Italy in the 5th cent.
Origin of OstrogothLate Latin Ostrogothus, earlier Austrogoti (pl.) from Germanic an unverified form austra-, east + Late Latin Gothi: see Goth
One of a tribe of eastern Goths that conquered and ruled Italy from AD 493 to 555.
Origin of OstrogothFrom Middle English Ostrogotes Ostrogoths from Late Latin Ostrogothī ostro- eastern ( of Germanic origin ; see aus- in Indo-European roots.) Gothī Goths ; see Goth .