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Origin of the name AMALAFRID.
Etymology of the name AMALAFRID.
Meaning of the baby name AMALAFRID.


AMALAFRIDA.  Gothic name composed of the elements amala "work," and frid "peace," hence "work peace." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

A sister of the great Theodoric had been given (A.D. 534) in marriage to Thrasimond the African king:  on this occasion, the fortress of Lilybæum in Sicily was resigned to the Vandals: and the princess Amalafrida was attended by a martial train of 1000 nobles, and 5000 Gothic soldiers, who signalized their valour in the Moorish wars.  Their merit was over-rated by themselves, and perhaps neglected by the Vandals: they viewed the country with envy and the conquerors with disdain; but their real or fictitious conspiracy was prevented by a massacre; the Goths were oppressed, and the captivity of Amalafrida was soon followed by her secret and suspicious death. (The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, v.3, Gibbon, 1890) 


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