Gall

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See also: gall and gäll

English[edit]

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Gall ‎(plural Galls)

  1. A surname​.

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Noun[edit]

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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Irish[edit]

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Gall m ‎(genitive singular Gaill, nominative plural Gaill)

  1. (historical) Gaul (person from Gaul)
  2. (historical) Northman, Dane (member of the Germanic tribe inhabiting the Danish islands and parts of southern Sweden)
  3. (historical) Norman (member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who, in the 11th century, were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066), Anglo-Norman (descendant of the Normans who settled in England after the Norman Conquest), Englishman

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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. Compare Proto-Celtic *gallos (whence Welsh gal ‎(enemy, foe)).

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Noun[edit]

Gall m ‎(genitive singular Goill, plural Goill)

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

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