Gallaeci

See also: gallaeci

EnglishEdit

 
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NounEdit

Gallaeci pl (plural only)

  1. An ancient Celtic people who inhabited Gallaecia.

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LatinEdit

 
Head of a Gallaecian, wearing a torc and helmet
 
They lived in fortified towns and hill-forts

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EtymologyEdit

From the endonym of a local Celtic tribe (compare Ancient Greek Καλλαϊκοι (Kallaïkoi)). Either from Proto-Celtic *kallī (wood) or from a descendant of Proto-Indo-European *kl̥H-ní-s (hill), from Proto-Indo-European *kelH- + a relational suffix *-aecus, of Lusitanian or Hispano-Celtic origin.[1] Compare also Gallus, Gallia, and Portus Cale, whence Portugal. See also Gael, Galway.

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Proper nounEdit

Gallaecī m pl (genitive Gallaecōrum); second declension

  1. A Celtic people of Hispania Tarraconensis, who dwelt in the northwestern part of the Iberian peninsula

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Gallaecī
Genitive Gallaecōrum
Dative Gallaecīs
Accusative Gallaecōs
Ablative Gallaecīs
Vocative Gallaecī

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DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: galego
  • Portuguese: galego
  • Spanish: gallego

ReferencesEdit

  • Gallaeci in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  1. ^ Moralejo, Juan J. (2008). Callaica nomina: estudios de onomástica gallega. A Coruña: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, pages 113–148. →ISBN.