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


ERMANARIC.  Gothic.  A form of Old German Hermanrich (A.S. Eormenric), meaning "public rule."

... The political connexion of these Wisigoths and their prince with the Ostrogoths, and the wide-ruling Ermanaric, is very obscure, but it seems probable that if any dependence at all were admitted by the former, it was little more than nominal... (Ulfilas, Apostle of the Goths, Scott, 1885)

Ermanaric, "the furious traitor," as an Anglo-Saxon poet calls him, cunningly disguising his anger, enticed Swanhilda by fair words into his own power, and then in his fierce revenge ordered her to be torn in pieces by wild horses.  Her brothers (named Sörli and Hamdhir in Norse story, Sarus and Ammius according to Jordanes) attacked Ermanaric, and cut off his hands and feet, leaving him to linger in misery and helplessness until his hundred and tenth year.  Ermanaric died in the year 375, and the Ostrogoths were subdued by the Hunnish king Balamber. (The Story of the Goths, Bradley, 1891)


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