List of English words of Gaulish origin

List Of English Words Of Gaulish Origin

List of English words of Gaulish origin

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A list of English language words derived from the Celtic Gaulish language, entering English via Old Frankish or Vulgar Latin and Old French

ambassador
from Old French embassadeur, from Latin ambactus, from Gaulish *ambactos, "servant", "henchman", "one who goes about".
beak
from Old French bec, from Latin beccus, from Gaulish becco.
bilge
from Old French boulge, from Latin bulga, from Gaulish bulgā, "sack".
bran
from Gaulish brenno, through the French bren, "the husk of wheat", "barley...".
brave
from Prov/Cat brau, from Gaulish bragos.
budge (lambskin)
from Old French bulge, from Latin bulga, from Gaulish bulgā, "sack".
budget
from Old French bougette, from bouge, from Latin bulga, from Gaulish bulgā.
bulge
from Old French boulge, from Latin bulga, from Gaulish bulgā, "sack".
cream
from Old French cresme, from Gaulish crāmum.
car
from Norman French carre, from L. carrum, carrus (pl. carra), orig. "two-wheeled Celtic war chariot," from Gaulish karros.
down
from Celtic root dún.
duffel
from the placename Duffel, from dubro en locus, from Gaulish dubrum, *dubron, "water".
dune
from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German, or French, all from Gaulish *dunom.
embassy
from Middle French embassee, from Italian ambasciata, from Old Provençal ambaisada, from Latin Ambactus, from Gaulish *ambactos, "servant", "henchman", "one who goes about".
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