Visigoth

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From Late Latin Visigothus, deriving from Proto-Germanic *westrą, *westraz (west) or from a tribal name. The term was coined by Cassiodorus under the misapprehension that it meant "west Goths".

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Visigoth (plural Visigoths)

  1. Any member of an ancient East Germanic tribe, one branch of the Goths (the Ostrogoths being the other), which participated in several wars with Rome and established a kingdom with Toulouse for its capital.

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