ancient German territorial and administrative division, originally comprising several villages, surviving in place names such as Breisgau and Oberammergau; also in gauleiter (from leiter "leader"), title of the local political leaders under the Nazi system. Cf. the first element in yeoman.
Cors which occurs in gau may be a similar case and like Eng.
A few stones only serve to point out its site at gau (right bank).
It was, as I have shewn, often expressed gau, and Go; and made to signify any house.
He gives the same name to the district in which Nuremberg lies (apparently by confusion with the gau of Sualafeld).
Soon afterwards, however, an attack upon his people devastated their country (pa- gum, gau).
It seems more probable that the gau was a group of settlements associated with reference to military levies.
In this manner the ancient unity of the comitatus, or gau, became likewise the basis of the new barbarian society.
The Breisgau, originally a pagus or gau of the Frankish empire, was ruled during the middle ages by hereditary counts.
Mr. gau did not long survive her and was interred by her side in my father's old burial plot in Jamaica, Long Island.
gau likewise is a term which signifies a house; as we learn from Plutarch.