What does the word gaul mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot