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Gaelic

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adjective Gael·ic \ˈgā-lik, ˈga-, ˈgä-\

Simple Definition of Gaelic

  • : of or relating to the Celtic people of Scotland and Ireland

  • : of or relating to the Celtic language of Scotland and Ireland

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Gaelic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the Gaels and especially the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting the Goidelic speech of the Celts in Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Scottish Highlands

Gaelic noun

Origin of gaelic

Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig the Scottish Gaelic language, from Gàidheal Gaelic


First Known Use: 1741

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