Gallo-Romance

noun

Gal·​lo-Ro·​mance ˌga-lō-rō-ˈman(t)s How to pronounce Gallo-Romance (audio)
-rə-;
-ˈrō-ˌman(t)s
: the Romance speech that developed out of the spoken Latin of Transalpine Gaul

Word History

Etymology

Gallo- "of Gaul or France" (from Latin Gallus "a gaul" + -o-) + romance entry 1, after French gallo-romain

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gallo-Romance was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Gallo-Romance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gallo-Romance. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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