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Gothic may refer to:


Germanic people

  • Goths or Gothic people, the ethnonym of a group of East Germanic tribes
    • Gothic language, an extinct East Germanic language, spoken by the Goths
    • Crimean Gothic, the Gothic language spoken by the Crimean Goths
    • Gothic alphabet, one of the alphabets used to write the Gothic language
    • Gothic (term), a term used to describe things pertaining to the Gothic people

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

GOTHIC, the term generally applied to medieval architecture, and more especially to that in which the pointed arch appears. The style was at one time supposed to have originated with the warlike people known as the Goths, some of whom (the East Goths, or Ostrogoths) settled in the eastern portion of Europe, and others (the West Goths, or Visigoths) in the Asturias of Spain; but as no buildings or remains of any description have ever been found, in which there are any traces of an independent construction in either brick or stone, the title is misleading; since, however, it is now so generally accepted it would be difficult to change it. The term when first employed was one of reproach, as Evelyn (1702) when speaking of the faultless building (i.e. classic) says, "they were demolished by the Goths or Vandals, who introduced their own licentious style now called modern or Gothic." The employment of the pointed arch in Syria, Egypt and Sicily from the 8th century onwards by the Mahommedans for their mosques and gateways, some four centuries before it made its appearance in Europe, also makes it advisable to adhere to the old term Gothic in preference to Pointed Architecture. (See ARCHITECTURE)

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Goth +‎ -ic


Proper noun




  1. an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths in what is now Ukraine and Bulgaria.



Gothic (comparative more Gothic, superlative most Gothic)


more Gothic

most Gothic

  1. of or related to the Goths.
  2. of or related to the architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
  3. of or related to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
  4. of or related to a style of fictional writing emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
  5. of a style of elaborate calligraphy based on medieval writing, also called black letter.
  6. (typography) of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called typesetters gothic.


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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection

Dags Goþs!

(Good Day!)

A Beginner's Guide to the Gothic Language

The Codex Ambrosianus, an example of Gothic Writing

A Wikibooks Tutorial

Preface and Table of Contents

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Strategy wiki

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Box artwork for Gothic.
Developer(s) Piranha Bytes
Egmont Interactive
Latest version 1.08j/1.08k
Release date(s)
Genre(s) RPG
System(s) Windows
Mode(s) Single player
ESRB: Teen
USK: Ages 12+
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Expansion pack(s) Diccuric
Followed by Gothic II
Series Gothic
This is the first game in the Gothic series. For other games in the series see the Gothic category.

Gothic is an RPG by German developer Piranha Bytes. The game centers around a mining colony inside a magical forcefield simply called "the Barrier". The player is thrown in, and then has to choose to ally themselves with one of three factions each with differing quest lines; at a certain point the quest lines merge to a shared plot line as the climax of the storyline draws closer.

While less commonly known in North America, the game became an instant success throughout Europe and was translated into several European languages. It later featured in the compilations Gothic Collector's Edition and Gothic: Collector's Edition and also saw a special "Fan Edition" (including a screensaver, map, and other goodies) as well as a fan-made expansion called Diccuric. It was soon followed by Gothic II, a sequel which picked up from the ending and expanded the accessible game world around the Colony to an entire island.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
The Old Mine
Chapter 2: The Mine Crawlers Nest

editGothic series

Gothic · Gothic II (Night of the Raven) · Gothic 3 (The Beginning · Forsaken Gods) · Arcania: A Gothic Tale


Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Developer(s) Piranha Bytes
Publisher(s) Xicat Interactive
Release date November 23, 2001
Genre RPG
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) PC
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Gothic is a computer role-playing game by Piranha Bytes, a German developer. The game is characterized by an open-ended game world in which the (unnamed) hero (usually referred to as the Nameless Hero) must initially choose sides among a set of opposed factions (each faction having its own set of side plots), then slowly return to a central plotline common to the entire game.

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