Gaelic

adjective

Gael·​ic ˈgā-lik How to pronounce Gaelic (audio) ˈga- How to pronounce Gaelic (audio)
ˈgä-
1
: of or relating to the Gaels and especially the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland
2
: of, relating to, or constituting the Goidelic speech of the Celts in Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Scottish Highlands
Gaelic noun

Word History

Etymology

Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig the Scottish Gaelic language, from Gàidheal Gael

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gaelic was in 1741

Dictionary Entries Near Gaelic

Cite this Entry

“Gaelic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gaelic. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Gaelic

adjective
Gael·​ic ˈgāl-ik How to pronounce Gaelic (audio) ˈgal- How to pronounce Gaelic (audio)
ˈgäl-
1
: of or relating to the Gaels and especially the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland
2
: of, relating to, or being the Celtic speech of persons born or living in Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Scottish Highlands
Gaelic noun
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