a member of the western branch of the Goths that invaded the Roman Empire late in the 4th cent. and set up a kingdom in France and in Spain
Origin of VisigothLate Latin Visigothi, plural from visi- ( from Germanic base of uncertain meaning) + Gothi, Goths
A member of the western Goths that invaded the Roman Empire in the fourth century AD and settled in France and Spain, establishing a monarchy that lasted until the early eighth century.
Origin of VisigothLate Latin Visigothī the Visigoths ; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.