Gall

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Breton[edit]

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Gall m

  1. (archaic) foreigner
  2. (dated) Gaul, Gaulish person
  3. Gallo-speaker
  4. Frenchman, Romance-speaking person not from Lower Brittany

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gall (foreigner), from Latin Gallus (a Gaul), from a native Celtic name, the Gauls being the first strangers to visit or be visited by the Irish in Pre-Roman and Roman times. Gaul itself perhaps derives from Proto-Indo-European *ghaslo-?, root *ghas (Latin hostis, English guest). Compare Proto-Celtic *gallo-s (whence Welsh gal (enemy, foe)).

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Noun[edit]

Gall m (genitive and plural Goill)

  1. foreigner, alien
  2. Lowlander (Scottish Lowlands)

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