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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goth  \Goth\,  n.  [L.  Gothi,  pl.;  cf  Gr  ?] 
  1.  (Ethnol.)  One  of  an  ancient  Teutonic  race,  who  dwelt 
  between  the  Elbe  and  the  Vistula  in  the  early  part  of  the 
  Christian  era,  and  who  overran  and  took  an  important  part 
  in  subverting  the  Roman  empire. 
 
  Note:  Under  the  reign  of  Valens  they  took  possession  of 
  Dacia  (the  modern  Transylvania  and  the  adjoining 
  regions),  and  came  to  be  known  as  Ostrogoths  and 
  Visigoths,  or  East  and  West  Goths;  the  former 
  inhabiting  countries  on  the  Black  Sea  up  to  the  Danube, 
  and  the  latter  on  this  river  generally.  Some  of  them 
  took  possession  of  the  province  of  Moesia,  and  hence 
  were  called  Moesogoths  Others  who  made  their  way  to 
  Scandinavia,  at  a  time  unknown  to  history,  are 
  sometimes  styled  Suiogoths 
 
  2.  One  who  is  rude  or  uncivilized;  a  barbarian;  a  rude, 
  ignorant  person.  --Chesterfield. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Goth 
  n  1:  a  crude  uncouth  ill-bred  person  lacking  culture  or 
  refinement  [syn:  {peasant},  {barbarian},  {boor},  {churl}, 
  {Goth},  {tyke},  {tike}] 
  2:  one  of  the  Teutonic  people  who  invaded  the  Roman  Empire  in 
  the  3rd  to  5th  centuries  [syn:  {Goth}] 




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