Garrett Edgar Quast wrote:To the Gauls it was called a Gaesem, or throwing spear. I hope I spelled that right.
You're spot on. In Gaulish it would be spelled gaison
. Another word for the javelin is gabalakkos
, the gai
- and gabal
- being the prefixes for these type weapons, although gai
- also could refer to a spear, too, such as the gaisatoi