[gal-oh-roh-mans] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for gallo-romance



  1. the vernacular language or group of dialects, of which few records survive, spoken in France between about 600 ad and 900 ad; the intermediate stage between Vulgar Latin and Old French
  1. denoting or relating to this language or the period during which it was spoken
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Word Origin and History for gallo-romance


"belonging to Gaul when it was part of the Roman Empire," especially of its language, 1841, from comb. form of Gaul + Romance in the linguistic sense.

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