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Wulfila
(519 words)

[German version]

('Wolfling', Gr. Οὐλφίλας/Oulphílas, also Οὐρφίλας/Ourphílas), born c. 311, died 382 or 383. Bishop of the Goths (Goti), author of a Gothic translation of the Bible (Bible translations), the most important source by far for the Gothic language and the East-Germanic languages in general. Son of a Christian Greek mother (captured in a Gothic raid on Cappadocia) and a Gothic father. Probably in 341 (Auxentius of Durosturum in Maximinus [6], Dissertatio 34: triginta annorum episc opus est ordinatus), W. was consecrated 'bishop of the Christians in the land of…

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Binder, Vera (Gießen), “Wulfila”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1224200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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