Definition of Odovacar

1. Noun. Germanic barbarian leader who ended the Western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493).

Exact synonyms: Odoacer, Odovakar
Generic synonyms: Barbarian, Savage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odovacar

Odo of Lagery
Odobenus divergens
Odobenus rosmarus
Odocoileus Virginianus
Odocoileus hemionus
Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
Odontaspis taurus
Odovacar (current term)
Oecanthus fultoni
Oedipal complex
Oedipus Rex

Literary usage of Odovacar

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1. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"Perhaps, in the motley host who first acclaimed Odovacar as king, there may have been ... Odovacar had all the advantages of position, of preparation, ..."

2. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1892)
"Odovacar was born in the year 433 l, but we are not —' able to fix ... father of Odovacar, and says or implies that they are the same person. ..."

3. Theodoric the Goth: The Barbarian Champion of Civilization by Thomas Hodgkin (1891)
"Odovacar invades Dalmatia—Conducts a successful campaign against the ... the commission to overthrow Odovacar—He invades Italy, overthrowing the ..."

4. A history of the later Roman Empire from Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 by John Bagnell Bury (1889)
"CHAPTER V Odovacar THE PATRICIAN AND THEODORIC THE PATRICIAN" FOR more than four months after the death of Olybrius, Leo was the sole Roman Emperor, ..."

5. The Barbarian Invasions of Italy by Pasquale Villari (1902)
"... moral influence over the inhabitants who gave prompt obedience to his voice. Legend relates that one day Odovacar—then an unknown youth—<ame to the ..."

6. The World's History: A Survey of Man's Record by Hans Ferdinand Helmolt (1907)
"When his troops settled in Italy as the future population and became proprietors (their desire for land was the main reason for this change), Odovacar was ..."

7. The Middle Ages, 395-1272 by Dana Carleton Munro (1921)
"Entering Ravenna, Odovacar deposed Augustulus, the little emperor, but granted him his life, pitying his infancy, and because he was comely; and he gave him ..."

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