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Borrowed from French Gaule (Gaul), from Middle French Gaule (Gaul), from Old French Gaule, Waulle (Gaul), a word used as a translation of Latin Gallia (Gaul), from Frankish *Walha(land) (Gaul, Land of the Romans, foreigners) (but see etymology for Gallus), from *Walha (foreigners, Romans, Celts), from Proto-Germanic *walhaz (an outlander, foreigner, Celt), probably of Celtic origin, from the same source as Latin Volcae (name of a Celtic tribe in South Germany, which later emmigrated to Gaul). Akin to Old High German Walh, Walah (a Celt, Roman, Gaul), Old English Wealh, Walh (a non-Germanic foreigner, Celt/Briton/Welshman), Old Norse Valir (Gauls, Frenchmen). More at Wales/Welsh, Cornwall, Walloon, and Vlach/Wallachia.

Despite their similar appearance, Latin Gallia is not the origin of French Gaule; the similarity is purely coincidental. According to regular sound changes in the phonetic development of Old French, Latin g before a becomes j (compare gamba, whence jambe), and the i of terminal -ia transposes to the preceding syllable (compare gloire from gloria). Thus, the regular outcome of Latin Gallia is Jaille, a component still seen in several French placenames (e.g. La Jaille-Yvon, Saint-Mars-la-Jaille, etc.).

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Gaul

  1. A Roman-era region roughly corresponding to modern France and Belgium

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Gaul (plural Gauls)

  1. A person from Gaul.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gūl. Cognate with Dutch guil (old horse)

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  • IPA(key): /ɡaʊl/
  • (file)

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Gaul m (genitive Gaules or Gauls, plural Gäule)

  1. (regional) horse
  2. (more widespread) hack, nag (bad, old or incapable horse)

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  • Gaul in Duden online

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En Gaul

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  • kaul (Wiesemann spelling system)

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From Middle High German gūl. Cognate with German Gaul

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Gaul m (plural Geil, diminutive Geilche)

  1. horse
    Die Geil sin schnell.
    The horses are fast.

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Pennsylvania GermanEdit

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Compare German Gaul.

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Gaul m (plural Geil)

  1. horse

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Gaul f (plural Gaule)

  1. gall