- adj. 五倍子的；镓的，瘿的；法国人的
- n. (Gallic)人名；(法)加利克
来自拉丁语Gallia, 高卢人。来自凯尔特民族名，英国人用该词来指法国人。高卢雄鸡来自另一个拉丁词gallus的巧合，义为公鸡，词源同call, 大叫，公鸡叫。
- Gallic: see galoshes
- Gallic (adj.)
- 1670s, "of or pertaining to the French," from Latin Gallicus "pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls," from Latin Gallia "Gaul" and Gallus "a Gaul" from a native Celtic name (see Gaelic), though some connect the word with prehistoric West Germanic *walkhoz "foreigners" (see Welsh). Originally used in English rhetorically or mockingly for "French." The cock as a symbol of France is based on the pun of Gallus "a Gaul" and Latin gallus "cock" (see gallinaceous). Earlier was Gallican (1590s).
It means not simply 'French,' but 'characteristically', 'delightfully', 'distressingly', or 'amusingly' 'French' ... not 'of France', but 'of the typical Frenchman'. [Fowler]
As "of or pertaining to the ancient Gauls" from 1796.
- 1. Mme Arlette gave a Gallic shrug.
- 2. The proposal has provoked howls of Gallic indignation.
- 3. Gallic logic often tempted him to carry his postulates to extremes, unnecessarily wounding to Americans.
- 高卢人的逻辑常常使得他把他的一些设想发展到极端, 以致不必要地伤害了美国人.
- 4. Objective To determine the content of gallic acid in Acalypha australis L.
- 5. Objective To determinate the gallic acid contents in Zhuzigantai tablets.
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