celt

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noun \ ˈselt \

Definition of celt

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

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Origin and Etymology of celt

Late Latin celtis chisel


Celt

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noun \ ˈkelt , ˈselt \

Definition of Celt

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

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Origin and Etymology of celt

Latin Celtae, plural, from Greek Keltoi

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CELT Defined for English Language Learners

Celt

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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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