Gothic language

Extinct Germanic language spoken by the Goths. Its records antedate those of other Germanic languages by about four centuries. Best known from a translation of the Bible into Gothic in AD 350, it died out among the Ostrogoths after the fall of their kingdom in Italy in the 6th century and among the Visigoths around the time of the Arab conquest in 711. It persisted longer in the Crimea, where a form of Gothic was spoken as late as the 16th century.

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Gothic or Goth may refer to:

Germanic persons

Originally, the ethnonym of a group of East Germanic tribes.

Late Medieval art

In the Late Middle Ages, "Germanic" (as opposed to "Romance")


From the 18th century, the word came to gloomy or grim overtones in Romanticism:

Goth subculture

The Goth subculture, developed on the foundations of Gothic rock.

Sans-serif typeface

"Gothic" is another name for sans-serif typefaces (especially in US usage)


  • Gothic (moth), a species of noctuid moth named after its patterns reminiscent of Gothic architecture
  • Gothic metal, a genre of music which combines the dark melancholy of goth rock with the aggression of Heavy Metal.
  • Gothics, one of the Adirondack High Peaks in New York.
  • Gothic (film), Ken Russell film.
  • Goth (Silverwing Character), a fictional bat from the Silverwing series of novels
  • Goth (novel), a Japanese novel, which was adapted into a manga
  • Gothic F.C., a football club based in Norwich, England
  • Gothic (video game) developed by Piranha Bytes followed by two sequels Gothic II and Gothic 3
  • SS Gothic, a Corinthic-class passenger and cargo liner, used as a royal yacht by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in the 1950s
  • Goth (board game), a game based on horror trivia and pop-culture

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