Gaul

[gawl]
noun
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. an inhabitant of the ancient region of Gaul.
  4. a native or inhabitant of France.
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Contemporary Examples of gaul

  • Like Caesar's Gaul, all progressive American Zionists and their organizations are divided into three parts.

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    Tri-Polar Zionists

    Kathleen Peratis

    March 5, 2013

  • “Rubicon” refers to the river in northeastern Italy that divided the Roman Republic from Gaul.

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  • “Everything is very mathematical in derivatives, and it is pure math, even though we say it is applied mathematics,” says Gaul.

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    Curse of the Rogue French Trader

    Christopher Dickey

    May 14, 2012

  • They actually put together financial products based on the models developed by the quants, and Gaul was one of them.

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    Curse of the Rogue French Trader

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    May 14, 2012

  • The traders manage the risk,” says Gaul, “and they tend to have similar backgrounds to the quants.

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    Curse of the Rogue French Trader

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    May 14, 2012

Historical Examples of gaul


British Dictionary definitions for gaul

Gaul

noun
  1. 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
  2. a native of ancient Gaul
  3. a Frenchman
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Word Origin and History for gaul

Gaul

n.

1560s, from French Gaule, from Latin Gallia, from Gallus "a Gaul." Also used somewhat facetiously for "a Frenchman." Gauloise, popular brand of French cigarettes, dates to 1910.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper