Definition of Gaulish in English:

Gaulish

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting the ancient Gauls.

    • ‘Further Gaulish rebellions and then his appointment as consul in Rome meant that he was never to return to Britain.’
    • ‘A Gaulish cleric of the fourth century, he succeeded St Martin as Bishop of Tours and behaved so badly that he was driven out of his diocese, but he changed his ways and was greatly revered by the time he died in 444.’
    • ‘They were largely imitations of Gaulish coins, themselves imitations of Greek staters.’
    • ‘The Roman town of Segustero in the land of the Gaulish tribe of the Vocontii was built at the foot of the impressive hill on which the modern town of Sisteron now stands, but which must have been the site of a hillfort in the pre-Roman period.’
    • ‘But these did not depend upon language: the evidence of Gaulish chariots, buggies, waggons and postchaises was there before their eyes.’

noun

  • The Celtic language of the ancient Gauls.

    • ‘However, few people learn anything about Gaulish or for that matter the other Celtic languages.’
    • ‘Why, for that matter, do so few inscriptions survive in ‘British’, or Brythonic, when the Celtic language known as Gaulish was being written down in much of continental Europe?’
    • ‘He was attracted by the riddle of Celtic, which developed on the continent as Gaulish in ancient France and northern Italy.’

Pronunciation:

Gaulish

/ˈɡôliSH/