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Origin of the name AUSTRAGUTA. Etymology of the name AUSTRAGUTA. Meaning of the baby name AUSTRAGUTA.


AUSTRAGUTA.  The same as Ostrogotha (q.v.), meaning "Eastern Goth." (The Story of the Goths, Bradley, 1888)

The first great king of the Amala people was Austraguta, called "the Patient".  During his reign, the most important undertaking was the war with the Roman emperor Philip the Arab.  Austraguta gathered 30,000 warriors, plundered the Roman province of Lower Moesia, laid siege to its capital Marcianopolis and forced its defenders to redeem themselves with a large sum of money.  In this war, Argaits and Gunthareiks were the celebrated Austraguta's generals.
     Austraguta "the Patient" died about the year 250, leaving his son Ginvila. (Guthones, Rackus, 1929)


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