GALLOWGLASS - in dictionary

Gallowglass: gal·lo·glass or gal·low·glass
Pronunciation Key (gl-gls) n. [Irish Gaelic gal-
loglach : gall, foreigner + oglach, soldier (from
óg, from Old Irish óac. See yeu in Indo-
European Roots).] \Gal"low*glass`\, n. [Ir. gal
loglach. Cf. Gillie.]

or gallowglass (Irish gallóglach, from
gall, 'foreigner', and óglach, 'young warrior-
servant'). An armed servitor or foot soldier in
ancient Ireland. Shakespeare speaks of kerns
and gallowglasses as coming from the Western
Isles of Scotland. See also KERN.

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