gau definition

  • noun:
    • A prayer package or tiny container used as jewelry/jewellery and containing an amulet or similar product.
    • A territorial and administrative unit regarding the old Germanic condition which included a number of villages or communities, and seems to have corresponded to start with into hundred, but later on to a division more almost resembling a contemporary county. The phrase still forms section of a number of place-names, as Oberammergau in Bavaria.

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