Gael

noun
\ ˈgāl How to pronounce Gael (audio) \

Definition of Gael

1 : a Scottish Highlander
2 : a Celtic especially Gaelic-speaking inhabitant of Ireland, Scotland, or the Isle of Man

Other Words from Gael

Gaeldom \ ˈgāl-​dəm How to pronounce Gaeldom (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Gael

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Gael

Scottish Gaelic Gàidheal & Irish Gaedheal

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“Gael.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gael. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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