American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Celt of ancient Gaul.
- n. A French person.
- Formerly Gal·li·a (gălˈē-ä)Gaul 2 An ancient region of western Europe south and west of the Rhine River, west of the Alps, and north of the Pyrenees, corresponding roughly to modern-day France and Belgium. The Romans extended the designation to include northern Italy, particularly after Julius Caesar's conquest of the area in the Gallic Wars (58-51 B.C.).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of ancient Gaul, a country divided by the Alps into Cisalpine Gaul (northern Italy) and Transalpine Gaul (modern France, with Belgium and parts of Germany, of Switzerland, and of the Netherlands); specifically, a member of the Gallic or Celtic race, in distinction from other races settled in the same regions.—2. In modern use, a Frenchman: as, the lively Gaul.
- n. etc. An obsolete or occasional spelling of gall, gall, etc.
- See gowl, yowl.
- n. A wooden pole or bar used as a lever.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The Anglicized form of
Gallia, which in the time of the Romans included France and Upper Italy (Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul).
- n. A native or inhabitant of Gaul.
- n. a Celt of ancient Gaul
- n. an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands
- n. a person of French descent
- From French Gaule ("Gaul"), from Middle French Gaule ("Gaul"), from Old French Gaule, Waulle ("Gaul"), a word used as a translation of Latin Gallia ("Gaul"), from Frankish *Walholant (“Gaul, Land of the Romans, foreigners”), from Frankish *Walha (“foreigners, Romans, Celts”), from Proto-Germanic *walhaz (“an outlander, foreigner, Celt”), probably of Celtic origin, from the same source as Latin Volcae ("name of a Celtic tribe in South Germany, which later emmigrated to Gaul"). Akin to Old High German Walh, Walah ("a Celt, Roman, Gaul"), Old English Wealh, Walh ("a non-Germanic foreigner, Celt/Briton/Welshman"), Old Norse Valir ("Gauls, Frenchmen"). More at Wales, Cornwall, Walloon. (Wiktionary)
“C.ESAR'S C.MPAIGNS IN GAUL, 58-50 B.C. The story of his career in Gaul has been related by C.esar himself in the famous _C.mmentaries_.”
“In the same imperial or poetical generalization, we find England massed with France under the term Gaul, and bounded by the "Caledonian rampart.”
“Britons in Gaul is proved in the sixth century, by Procopius,”
“For a first tale, Asterix the Gaul is a great tale that very nicely introduces a new reader into the world of Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.”
“Remember that the roman republic initially only wanted to help its allies in Gaul, only wanted to secure grain shipments from Egypt, only wanted to defend Greece from the macedonian tyrant ...”
““Best keep an eye on goings-on in Gaul,” The Ec0nomist concludes.”
“And of Julius Caesar he writes while in Gaul, Caesar had slaughtered a m illion men, women, and children and enslaved a million more.”
“Across the known world, in Gaul, in Egypt, everywhere, this is the way of things.”
“Which Roman general wrote: "All Gaul is divided into three parts"?”
“It's all centered around a small village in Gaul, the last outpost against the Roman army, helped by a magic potion which gives them incrediable strength.”
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