The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Gaulish

23 Words Listed


Gaulish Language Notes

Gaulish is an extinct Indo-European language spoken in pre-Roman France.

Many of these words came into English via Norman French.


WordMeaningNotes
ambassador drive around  
basin    
beak    
Bohemia   Central European Region.
briar, brier   Prickly wild rose.
bulge hold-all  
bushel   A unit of volume (= 3.637 x 10-2 m3 in UK; = 3.531 x 10-2 m3 in USA).
car    
carpenter wheel maker  
carriage    
cat    
cream    
Druid   A Celtic religious sect.
furore   From a Celtic battle cry.
garter leg  
lawn open space between woods  
league   A distance of three miles (7.4 km).
leaven    
muzzle    
Paris   French city named after a Celtic tribe.
quay    
truant beggar In UK used to denote missing school or work ('playing hookey' in USA).
warren fenced area  

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