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Gallo- +‎ Romance

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A language family, comprising Romance languages spoken in France, northern Italy and northern Spain. Specifically Walloon, French, Franco-Provençal, Romansch, Ladin, Friulian, and Lombard although broader definitions include Rhaeto-Romance, Occitano-Romance, and Gallo-Italic languages
  2. The ancestor language of the Gallo-Romance languages.
    • 2003, George Melville Bolling, Bernard Bloch, Language, Volume 79, Issues 1-2, page 360
      The first written document in Early Old French or Gallo-Romance appeared in 842 (Les serments de Strasbourg 'the Strassburg Oaths'), followed by short religious poems ca. 880.


Gallo-Romance (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the Gallo-Romance language family or the Gallo-Romance languages.