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PronouncedPron.o-do-VAY-kər English
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Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant". Odovacar, also called Odoacer, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.
Other Languages & CulturesOtakar, Otokar Czech Ottokar German

Images

Depiction of Romulus Augustus surrendering the crown to Odovacar by Hermann Knackfuss (c. 1880)Depiction of Romulus Augustus surrendering the crown to Odovacar by Hermann Knackfuss (c. 1880)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 201

Categories

history, kings, Tolkien characters, virtues, warriors, wealth
Entry updated August 26, 2016