- 1 English
- 2 Breton
- 3 Irish
- 4 Scottish Gaelic
Gall (plural Galls)
- A surname.
Gall m (plural Gallaoued)
- (archaic) foreigner
- (dated) Gaul, Gaulish person
- Frenchman, Romance-speaking person not from Lower Brittany
- (historical) Gaul (person from Gaul)
- (historical) Northman, Dane (member of the Germanic tribe inhabiting the Danish islands and parts of southern Sweden)
- (historical) Norman (member of the mixed Scandinavian and French 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
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "Gall" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- Entries containing “Gall” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
- Entries containing “Gall” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
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”)).