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[gaw-lish] /ˈgɔ lɪʃ/
the extinct, Celtic language of ancient Gaul.
of or relating to ancient Gaul, its inhabitants, or their language.
Origin of Gaulish
First recorded in 1650-60; Gaul + -ish1 Unabridged
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  • To dine in company with more than two is a Gaulish and German thing.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • Nearly all the old Gaulish fables had their origin in this province.

  • It is Gaulish, tinged with the wit of a limb of the law and with jovial grossness.

  • A year after this night Cæsar had put an end to Gaulish liberty.

    The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson
  • Some confess a preference for a Gaulish recital of the times when Csar went to Britain.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • It has been mentioned above that Gaulish literature has entirely perished.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • Among all the Gaulish nations the women are held in high respect.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • We can charter a ship to convey you and your British and Gaulish followers to Massilia.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • The Gaulish raid seems to have invigorated rather than weakened Rome.

  • Here Malchus for the first time saw the bands of Gaulish mercenaries.

British Dictionary definitions for Gaulish


the extinct language of the pre-Roman Gauls, belonging to the Celtic branch of the Indo-European family
of or relating to ancient Gaul, the Gauls, or their language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Gaulish

1650s (adj.); 1660s (n.), from Gaul + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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