Gaelic

adjective
Gael·​ic | \ ˈgā-lik How to pronounce Gaelic (audio) , ˈga- How to pronounce Gaelic (audio) , ˈgä- \

Definition of Gaelic

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

Other Words from Gaelic

Gaelic noun

First Known Use of Gaelic

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig the Scottish Gaelic language, from Gàidheal Gael

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Last Updated

23 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Gaelic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gaelic. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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