Gaul

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Gaul

noun \ˈgl\

Definition of GAUL

1
:  a Celt of ancient Gaul
2
:  frenchman

First Known Use of GAUL

1625

Gaul

geographical name \ˈgl\

Definition of GAUL

ancient country W Europe comprising the region now occupied by France & Belgium & at one time also the Po valley in N Italy — see cisalpine gaul, transalpine gaul

Variants of GAUL

Gaul or Latin Gal·lia \ˈga-lē-ə\

Gaul

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Ancient country, Europe, located generally south and west of the Rhine, west of the Alps, and north of the Pyrenees. The Gauls north of the Po River harried Rome from c. 400 BCE; by 181 BCE Rome had subjugated and colonized that area of northern Italy they called Cisalpine Gaul. Rome conquered the region known as Transalpine Gaul over the next century. It included most of modern France and Belgium and parts of Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. Julius Caesar completed the conquest of Gaul (see Gallic Wars) in 58–50 BCE; Lugdunum (Lyon) became the capital. The entire area was reorganized in the 1st century CE into several provinces, including Narbonensis, Aquitania, Lugdunensis, and Belgica. By 260 CE it had become a centre of unrest; by the 6th century Rome had given up all its Gallic territories.

Variants of GAUL

Gaul Latin Gallia

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