Celtic

adjective
Celt·​ic | \ ˈkel-tik How to pronounce Celtic (audio) , ˈsel- How to pronounce Celtic (audio) \

Definition of Celtic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Celts or their languages Celtic music Celtic folklore

Celtic

noun

Definition of Celtic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a group of Indo-European languages usually subdivided into Brythonic and Goidelic and now largely confined to Brittany, Wales, Ireland, and the Scottish Highlands — see Indo-European Languages Table

First Known Use of Celtic

Adjective

1590, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1739, in the meaning defined above

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“Celtic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Celtic. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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