Gallic



[gal-ik] /ˈgæl ɪk/

adjective, Chemistry.
1.
of or containing , especially in the trivalent state.
[gal-ik, gaw-lik] /ˈgæl ɪk, ˈgɔ lɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or derived from plant galls:
gallic acid.
[gal-ik] /ˈgæl ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the or .
2.
pertaining to the French or France.
/ˈɡælɪk/
adjective
1.
of or containing gallium in the trivalent state
/ˈɡælɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or derived from plant galls
/ˈɡælɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to France
2.
of or relating to ancient Gaul or the Gauls
adj.

1670s, from Latin Gallicus “pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls,” from Latin Gallia “Gaul” and Gallus “a Gaul” from a native Celtic name (see Gaelic), though some connect the word with prehistoric West Germanic *walkhoz “foreigners” (see Welsh). Originally used in English rhetorically or mockingly for “French.” The cock as a symbol of France is based on the pun of Gallus “a Gaul” and Latin gallus “cock.”

It means not simply ‘French,’ but ‘characteristically’, ‘delightfully’, ‘distressingly’, or ‘amusingly’ ‘French’ … not ‘of France’, but ‘of the typical Frenchman’. [Fowler]

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Gallic-acid

    noun, Chemistry. 1. a white or yellowish, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C 7 H 6 O 5 , obtained from nutgalls, used chiefly in tanning and in ink dyes.

  • Gallically

    [gal-ik] /ˈgæl ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to the or . 2. pertaining to the French or France. /ˈɡælɪk/ adjective 1. of or containing gallium in the trivalent state /ˈɡælɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or derived from plant galls /ˈɡælɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to France 2. of or relating to ancient Gaul or […]



  • Gallican

    [gal-i-kuh n] /ˈgæl ɪ kən/ adjective 1. Gallic; French. 2. Ecclesiastical. /ˈɡælɪkən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Gallicanism noun 2. an upholder of Gallicanism

  • Gallicised

    [gal-uh-sahyz] /ˈgæl əˌsaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), Gallicized, Gallicizing. (sometimes lowercase) 1. to make or become French in language, character, etc. /ˈɡælɪˌsaɪz/ verb 1. to make or become French in attitude, language, etc



Disclaimer: Gallic definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.