This was a gladiator, who was also known as a Gaul, and in Imperial times as a murmillo. A gladiator who fought with similar armour to the Samnite, and possibly originated in Cisalpine Gaul (the part of ancient Gaul south of the Alps of northern Italia). They were gradually replaced by the murmillo, with his distinctive fish-shaped helmet crest.
Type: Term Pronunciation: gal′ŭs Definitions: 1. A genus of gallinaceous birds including Gallus domestica, the domestic chicken.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=36020
Scottish, meaning: Term of glowing approval. Derives from description of that which is cheerfully bursting with self-confidence. The word comes from â€œgallowsâ€?, coined at at the hanging of a Glasgow thief and murderer known as Gentleman Jim, who had remained his smiling, cocksure and witty self right up until the drop.
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- common domestic birds and related formsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=Gallus
A genus of gallinaceous birds including Gallus domestica, the domestic chicken. ... Origin: L. Gallus, a cock ... (05 Mar 2000) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
genus Gallus noun
common domestic birds and related formsFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=Gallus
(from the article `Becker, Wilhelm Adolf`) ...and Leipzig, and from 1842 he was professor of classical archaeology at Leipzig. His early studies of Plautus` comedies aroused his interest in ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/g/5
Roman emperor from 251 to 253.[1 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/g/5
Gallus was an ancient Roman cognomen. ==Meanings of the word== In Latin, the word Gallus had at least three distinct meanings: ==People named Gallus== Individuals with the cognomen include: == ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallus_(cognomen)
Gallus is a friend of Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/K2.HTM
Gallus (Caius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus) (găl'us) , d. 253 or 254, Roman emperor after 251. He fought in the eastern campaign that proved fatal to Decius. Gallus became emperor and accepted Hostilianus, Decius' son, as his colleague, or nominal coruler. In Gallus' reign the Persians overra...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0820087.html
Latin = cock, hence, crista galli, the cock's comb.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
daringFound on http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~kjt/general/scots.html
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