1640s, from Late Latin Visigothus (plural Visigothi), perhaps "West Goths" (which could be Latinized from a Germanic source such as Old High German westan "from the west"), as opposed to Ostrogothi; but according to some authorities, Visi/Vesi appears to be a Latinized form of a tribal name. Their kingdom endured to 507 in southern France, till 711 in Spain. In common with Vandal their name later was used for "uncivilized person" (1749). Related: Visigothic.

updated on October 10, 2017

Definitions of Visigoth from WordNet

Visigoth (n.)
a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France;
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