Origin of the name AMALARIKIS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name AMALARIKIS.
name composed of amal "work,"
and rikis "commander, ruler," hence "work ruler."
The Gothic form is Amalareiks,
the German Amalrich.
Amalarikis was a son of Alkrikis
II. When he was six years old, he
was proclaimed king of the Balthagoths in 507.
After Alkrikis was killed in war
by the Germans, the Balthagoths were fleeing with him towards Southern
Spain, when Tautarikis the Great learned about the calamities that had
befallen the Balthahothic nation, and declared himself protector of the
boy. And in order to check the German invasion of Spain, Tautarikis
sent the Ostrogothic army, and the Germans were severely damaged.
Then the German king Chlodovech had to beg for peace; he acknowledged
Amalarikis king of the Balthagoths, and with the remnants of his army he
withdrew from Spain.
Tautarikis the Great
appointed the Ostrogothic general Tautis protector and regent of
Amalarikis. In 531, Amalarikis was murdered in the church of
Barcellona by the orders of Tautis.
(Guthones, Rackus, 1929).