See under Gaul(def 1).
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Definition for cisalpine gaul (2 of 2)
[ gawl ]
/ gɔl /
an ancient region in W Europe, including the modern areas of N Italy, France, Belgium, and the S Netherlands: consisted of two main divisions, one part S of the Alps (Cisalpine Gaul) and another part N of the Alps (Transalpine Gaul).
Latin Gallia. a province of the ancient Roman Empire, including the territory corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the S Netherlands, Switzerland, N Italy, and Germany W of the Rhine.
an inhabitant of the ancient region of Gaul.
a native or inhabitant of France.
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British Dictionary definitions for cisalpine gaul (1 of 2)
(in the ancient world) that part of Gaul between the Alps and the Apennines
British Dictionary definitions for cisalpine gaul (2 of 2)
/ (ɡɔːl) /
an ancient region of W Europe corresponding to N Italy, France, Belgium, part of Germany, and the S Netherlands: divided into Cisalpine Gaul, which became a Roman province before 100 bc, and Transalpine Gaul, which was conquered by Julius Caesar (58–51 bc)Latin name: Gallia
a native of ancient Gaul
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