celt

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noun \ˈselt\

Definition of celt

  1. :  a prehistoric stone or metal implement shaped like a chisel or ax head

Origin and Etymology of celt

Late Latin celtis chisel


First Known Use: 1715


Celt

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noun \ˈkelt, ˈselt\

Definition of Celt

  1. 1 :  a member of a division of the early Indo-European peoples distributed from the British Isles and Spain to Asia Minor

  2. 2 :  a modern Gael, Highland Scot, Irishman, Welshman, Cornishman, or Breton

Examples of celt in a sentence

  1. The Celts defended their lands against the Romans.

Origin and Etymology of celt

Latin Celtae, plural, from Greek Keltoi


First Known Use: 1550

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CELT Defined for English Language Learners


Celt

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noun \ˈkelt, ˈselt\

Definition of Celt for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a group of people (such as the Irish or Welsh) who lived in ancient Britain and parts of western Europe

  • : a person whose ancestors were Celts


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