Gaelic

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of gaelic

Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig the Scottish Gaelic language, from Gàidheal Gael


First Known Use: 1741

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GAELIC Defined for English Language Learners

Gaelic

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Definition of Gaelic for English Language Learners

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

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



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