Origin: ModL: so named (1875) by P. E. Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838-1912), Fr chemist, after L Gallia, France, and as a pun on his name Lecoq (in L, gallus, a cock) + -ium
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noun Symbol Ga
Origin: From Latin gallus, cock
Origin: , punning translation of surname of Paul Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838-1912), French chemist and element's discoverer
Origin: : French le, the
Origin: + French coq, rooster.
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