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 Ostrogoth&imacron; : ostro-, eastern (of Germanic origin; see aus- in Indo-European roots) + Goth&imacron;, Goths; see Goth.