Gallic


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Gal·lic

 (găl′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to Gaul or France; French.

[Latin Gallicus, from Gallus, a Gaul.]

Gallic

(ˈɡælɪk)
adj
1. of or relating to France
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Gaul or the Gauls

gallic

(ˈɡælɪk)
adj
(Elements & Compounds) of or containing gallium in the trivalent state
[C18: from gall(ium) + -ic]

gallic

(ˈɡælɪk)
adj
(Plant Pathology) of, relating to, or derived from plant galls
[C18: from French gallique; see gall3]

Gal•lic

(ˈgæl ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the French or France; characteristically French: Gallic wit.
2. of or pertaining to the Gauls or Gaul.
[1665–75; < Latin Gallicus=Gall(us) a Gaul + -icus -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Gallic - of or pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls; "Ancient Gallic dialects"; "Gallic migrations"; "the Gallic Wars"
2.Gallic - of or pertaining to France or the people of France; "French cooking"; "a Gallic shrug"
Translations
galský

Gallic

[ˈgælɪk] ADJ (= of Gaul) → galo; (= French) → francés

Gallic

[ˈgælɪk] adj (= of Gaul) → gaulois(e)
(= French) → français(e)

Gallic

adjgallisch; the Gallic Warsder Gallische Krieg

Gallic

[ˈgælɪk] adj (of Gaul) → gallico/a; (French) → francese
References in classic literature ?
He had been attracted by the Gallic look of the window, in which was generally an uncooked steak on one plate and on each side two dishes of raw vegetables.
Here and there were new brick houses and shops, just set up by bustling, driving, and eager men of traffic from the Atlantic States; while, on the other hand, the old French mansions, with open casements, still retained the easy, indolent air of the original colonists; and now and then the scraping of a fiddle, a strain of an ancient French song, or the sound of billiard balls, showed that the happy Gallic turn for gayety and amusement still lingered about the place.
I fancied myself at Berlin, Unter den Linden, and I reflected that, having taken the serious step of visiting the head-quarters of the Gallic genius, I should try and project myself; as much as possible, into the circumstances which are in part the consequence and in part the cause of its irrepressible activity.
But his antimilitarism was of a peculiar and Gallic sort.
The marchande de mode who employed Adrienne was as rusee as a politician who had followed all the tergiversations of Gallic policy, since the year '89.
And, Miss Eyre, so much was I flattered by this preference of the Gallic sylph for her British gnome, that I installed her in an hotel; gave her a complete establishment of servants, a carriage, cashmeres, diamonds, dentelles, &c.
In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it.
Je suis triste," said Valentin, with Gallic simplicity.
What have they given us in return for all this Gallic history, for all this Gothic art?
author of an universal history ending with Caesar's Gallic Wars.
This poem, with its Gallic brilliancy and audacity, long exercised over Chaucer's mind the same dominant influence which it possessed over most secular poets of the age.
This fact, so important to himself and of so little moment to any body else, was the principal reason, that while his more vivacious Gallic neighbours were not slow to open a frank communion with their visiters, he chose to keep aloof, seemingly content with the society of his daughter, who was a girl just emerging from the condition of childhood into that of a woman.