Ostrogoth definition

ŏstrə-gŏth
One of a tribe of eastern Goths that conquered and ruled Italy from ad 493 to 555.
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An East Goth; esp., a member of the group that conquered Italy in the 5th cent. a.d.
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Any member of an ancient East Germanic tribe, one branch of the Goths (the Visigoths being the other), which invaded Italy in the sixth century.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ostrogoth
Plural:
ostrogoths

Origin of ostrogoth

  • From Middle English Ostrogotes Ostrogoths from Late Latin Ostrogothī ostro- eastern (of Germanic origin aus- in Indo-European roots) Gothī Goths Goth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition