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 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]

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