Galloglass meaning

gălō-glăs
An armed retainer or mercenary who serves an Irish chieftain.
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An armed follower of any of the old Irish chieftains.
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Origin of galloglass

  • Irish Gaelic galloglach gall foreigner oglach soldier (from óg) (from Old Irish óac yeu- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition