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.[1]
bulge 
from Old French boulge, from Latin bulga, from Gaulish bulgā, "sack".
car 
from Norman French carre, from L. carrum, carrus (pl. carra), orig. "two-wheeled Celtic war chariot," from Gaulish karros.[2]
cream 
from Old French cresme, from Gaulish crāmum.[3]
change 
of Gaulish origin, from PIE base *kamb- "to bend, crook". Borrowed into Latin as cambire-> Late Latin cambiare "to barter, exchange", from there to Old French changier "to change, alter", onwards to Middle English.
embassy 
from Middle French embassee, from Italian ambasciata, from Old Provençal ambaisada, from Latin Ambactus, from Gaulish *ambactos, "servant", "henchman", "one who goes about".[4]
glean 
from Old French glener, from Late Latin glennare, from Gaulish glanos, "clean".
gob 
from Old French gobe, likely from Gaulish *gobbo-.[5]
palfrey 
from Old French palefrei, from Latin paraverēdus from Greek para + Latin verēdus, from Gaulish *vorēdos.
piece 
from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *pettia, likely from Gaulish.
truant 
from Old French, from Gaulish *trougo-, "miser".
valet 
from French, from Gallo-Romance *vassallittus, from Middle Latin vassallus, from vassus, from Old Celtic *wasso-, "young man", "squire".
varlet 
from Middle French, from Gallo-Romance *vassallittus, from Middle Latin vassallus, from vassus, from Old Celtic *wasso-, "young man", "squire".
vassal 
from Old French, from Middle Latin vassallus, from vassus, from Old Celtic *wasso-, "young man", "squire".

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