Goidelic

adjective
Goi·​del·​ic | \ gȯi-ˈde-lik How to pronounce Goidelic (audio) \

Definition of Goidelic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Gaels
2 : of, relating to, or constituting Goidelic

Goidelic

noun

Definition of Goidelic (Entry 2 of 2)

: the branch of the Celtic languages that includes Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx — see Indo-European Languages Table

First Known Use of Goidelic

Adjective

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Goidelic

Adjective

Middle Irish Goídel Gael, Irishman

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The first known use of Goidelic was in 1882

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“Goidelic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goidelic. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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