From Middle French, from Old French gualeis (“Welsh”) (compare Old French walois (“langue d'oil”)), from Frankish *walhisk (“Roman”), from Proto-Germanic *walhiskaz (“non-Germanic, foreign”). Cognate with Old High German walahisc (“Roman”), Old English wǣlisċ, wīelisċ (“foreign, Celtic”). More at Welsh, Gaul.
gaulois m (uncountable)
- Gaulish language
- “gaulois” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).