Gael

noun \ ˈgāl \

Definition of Gael

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

Gaeldom

play \ˈgāl-dəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of gael

Scottish Gaelic Gàidheal & Irish Gaedheal


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