Definition of ulfilas
What does the word ulfilas mean?
part of speech: noun
The Gothic translator of the Bible; born about 310, in the country of the Goths north of the Danube; died about 381, at Constantinople. He was the first bishop of the Arian Visigoths. He translated the whole of the Bible, except the books of Kings, into Gothic. Of this translation there are extant a considerable part of the Gospels, Corinthians complete, fragments of the other epistles and of Ezra and Nehemiah, and a few passages of Genesis, Ezekiel, and Maccabees. The most considerable MS. copy, called Codex Argenteus, is in the library of the University of Upsala.