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If you want to understand the history of Germanic languages then you must take an interest in Gothic. This is because Gothic is one of the oldest Germanic languages. The earliest documents found written in the language date back to the 4th century. The Gothic language sheds light on the transition that Indo European languages underwent and the structures of the languages. In fact, the language provides the primary basis for the reconstruction of the proto-Germanic language. [...]
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Gothic language, now extinct, is the earliest recorded Germanic language. It was spoken by the Goths, East Germanic tribes who harried the Roman Empire in the 3rd and 4th centuries, then, divided as the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths, established powerful kingdoms in the Iberian peninsula and Italy. The oldest documents in Gothic date back to the 4th century, and it is the only East Germanic language with a sizeable corpus. The language survived in the Iberian peninsula as late as the 8th century.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows or Android) and browse both the Gothic-English and the English-Gothic lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
Download our free dictionary for Android! Browse the wordlists, look up words and practice your vocabulary at your own rhythm. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Guy T. Gambill, based on Wright's Grammar of Bishop Wulfilas's 4th Century Bible.
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List status: © Guy T. Gambill
Gothic > English: 2,376 words
English > Gothic: 2,777 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: March 5, 2004
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