gaul

Part of speech: noun

A Frenchman.

Part of speech: noun

A native of Gaul, an ancient region comprising what is now northern Italy, France, Belgium, etc.

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Usage examples "gaul":

  1. But ere this came to pass, Helena the princess had gone over to Gaul, and had become the wife of Constantius the prefect,-" Since only thus," said he, " may I keep in safe custody this prisoner of Rome." - "Historic Girls", E. S. Brooks.
  2. Recognizing that the Pennine and Cottian Alps and all the other passes into Gaul were held by Vitellius, he decided to invade Narbonese Gaul by sea. - "Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II", Caius Cornelius Tacitus.
  3. If one were suddenly carried twenty or thirty centuries backward, into the midst of that which was then called Gaul, one would not recognize France. - "A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI.", Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot.