- the extinct, Celtic language of ancient Gaul.
- of or relating to ancient Gaul, its inhabitants, or their language.
Origin of Gaulish
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Examples from the Web for gaulish
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
Some confess a preference for a Gaulish recital of the times when Csar went to Britain.Egoists
- 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
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Word Origin and History for gaulish
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