gadhelic


gadhelic

noun

  1. Also called Q-Celtic. the subbranch of Celtic in which the Proto-Indo-European kw-sound remained a velar. Irish and Scottish Gaelic belong to Goidelic.

adjective

  1. of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.

noun, adjective

  1. another term for Goidelic

noun

  1. the N group of Celtic languages, consisting of Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and ManxCompare Brythonic

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages
adj.

“pertaining to the branch of Celtic languages that includes Irish, Gaelic, and Manx,” 1882, coined by Sir John Rhys (and first used in his “Celtic Britain”), from Old Irish Goidel “Gael” (see Gael).

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