Meaning of Gallo-Romance in English:

Gallo-Romance

Pronunciation /ˌɡaləʊrə(ʊ)ˈmans/

adjective

Linguistics
  • Of or relating to the varieties of Romance spoken in Gaul in the period before the split into daughter languages and dialects (such as French, Provençal, etc.); of or relating to the group of Romance dialects descended from these varieties.

noun

Linguistics
  • A Gallo-Romance language or dialect; such languages or dialects (and sometimes their descendants) considered collectively.

    Gallo-Romance constitutes part of an intermediate stage in the transition from Latin to the modern Romance languages.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George William Kitchin (1827–1912), scholar and dean of Durham. From Gallo- + romance.