American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the western Goths that invaded the Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D. and settled in France and Spain, establishing a monarchy that lasted until the early eighth century.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An individual of the more westerly of the two great historical divisions of the Goths. See Goth. The Visigoths founded a monarchy which continued in southern France until 507 and in Spain until 711. Also called
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the West Goths. See the Note under goth.
- n. a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France
- An invention of Cassiodorus, under the misapprehension that it meant "west Goths". (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin Visigothī, the Visigoths; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The turning point is a terrific number prompted by another song, " I ' ve Got A Dream " ; suddenly the screen is filled with what I can only describe as Visigoth vaudevillians.”
“It was in the year 711 that the Moor first landed in Spain, and, setting up the Crescent against the Cross, he had in a short time established himself and almost conquered the Land that had withstood Rome at the zenith of her power; but the Visigoth was a sturdy stock and in the mountain sections he withstood the new invader and maintained himself.”
“For all that she had the outer trappings of a social butterfly, they imperfectly concealed the heart of a Visigoth, and she consorted merrily with the Captain in rough weather, while her husband spent the trip laid low by seasickness.”
“The French city of Toulouse, for instance, derives its name from the Visigoth kingdom of Tolosa: The sackers of Rome were in turn rather rudely sacked by King Clovis and his Franks, and the name Toulouse is about all that is left of their kingdom.”
“In "Sepulchre," Mosse returned to the Languedoc of 1891 where the legend of a Visigoth tomb, a demon and a tarot pack led visitors into the mystical past.”
“Visitors to Valencia usually expect to find a town packed with remnants of the days when it was ruled by Roman emperors, Visigoth princes, Moorish caliphs and Christian kings.”
“Of course, I am comparing the differences between the Visigoth and Frankish forced conversions and exterminations of the Jews as a favourable comparison to the second class citizens they were under Moorish rule.”
“Cue another flashback in which Meighan, transformed into a Visigoth, takes Rome and, by extension, Joy.”
“That Visigoth Holiday they intended to have at the expense of the working American - Cancelled!”
“That undoubtedly would have been the envy of every style-conscious expectant Visigoth woman.”
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