gallowglass

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Etymology[edit]

From Irish gallóglach (foreign soldier), from Gall (foreigner, non-Gaelic person) + óglách (soldier).

Noun[edit]

gallowglass (plural gallowglasses or gallowglass)

  1. (historical) A mercenary warrior élite among Gaelic-Norse clans residing in the Western Isles of Scotland and Scottish Highlands from the mid 13th century to the end of the 16th century.

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