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Cis·al·pine Gaul(sĭs-ăl′pīn′ gôl′)
A section of ancient Gaul south and east of the Alps in present-day Italy.
(Historical Terms) (in the ancient world) that part of Gaul between the Alps and the Apennines
1. an ancient region in W Europe, including the modern areas of N Italy, France, Belgium, and the S Netherlands: consisted of two main divisions, one part S of the Alps (Cisalpine Gaul) and another part N of the Alps (Transalpine Gaul).
2. a province of the ancient Roman Empire, including the territory corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the S Netherlands, Switzerland, N Italy, and Germany W of the Rhine.
3. a native or inhabitant of Gaul.
4. a native or inhabitant of France.Latin, Gallia (for defs. 1,2).