The Vidivarii

From: george knysh
Message: 14566
Date: 2002-08-26

This is a group which Jordanes mentions as residing in
northern Poland in his time. I am curious as to the
etymology of the name. Does it have clearcut Germanic
affinities (the Vidi- part seems identical to the name
of the Gothic leader Vidigoia whom Jordanes mentions
in two contexts) or is it as "mixed" as the people was
supposed to be?

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