Goth

Icelandic, got (a horseman); whence Woden—i.e. Gothen.

“The Goths were divided by the Dnieper into East Goths (Ostrogoths), and West Goths (Visigoths), and were the most cultured of the German peoples.” —Baring-Gould: Story of Germany, p.37.

Last of the Goths.
Roderick, the thirty-fourth of the Visigothic line of kings (414-711). (See Roderick.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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