Goidelic

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adjective

Goi·​del·​ic gȯi-ˈde-lik How to pronounce Goidelic (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Gaels
2
: of, relating to, or constituting Goidelic

Goidelic

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noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle Irish Goídel Gael, Irishman

First Known Use

Adjective

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Goidelic was in 1882

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“Goidelic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goidelic. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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