any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
Syn: ↑Gaelic, ↑Erse
Derivationally related forms: ↑Gaelic (for: ↑Gaelic)
Hypernyms: ↑Celtic, ↑Celtic language
Hyponyms: ↑Irish, ↑Irish Gaelic, ↑Scottish Gaelic, ↑Scots Gaelic, ↑Manx

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  • Goidelic — 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 O.Ir. Goidel Gael (see GAEL (Cf. Gael)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Goidelic — [goi del′ik] n. [< OIr Góidel: see GAEL] the subdivision of the Celtic languages that includes Scottish Gaelic, Irish, and Manx adj. designating or of this group of languages or the peoples that speak them …   English World dictionary

  • Goidelic — /goy del ik/, Ling. adj. 1. of or belonging to Goidelic; Q Celtic. n. 2. Also called Q Celtic. the subbranch of Celtic in which the Proto Indo European kw sound remained a velar. Irish and Scots Gaelic belong to Goidelic. Cf. Brythonic, P Celtic …   Universalium

  • Goidelic — I. adjective Etymology: Middle Irish Goídel Gaelic, Irishman Date: 1896 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Gaels 2. of, relating to, or constituting Goidelic II. noun Date: 1882 the branch of the Celtic languages that includes Irish,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Goidelic — [gɔɪ dɛlɪk] noun the northern group of Celtic languages, including Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx. Compare with Brythonic. adjective relating to or denoting Goidelic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Goidelic — Goi•del•ic [[t]gɔɪˈdɛl ɪk[/t]] n. 1) peo the subgroup of modern Celtic languages represented by Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx, all descended from the speech of Ireland in the early Middle Ages 2) peo of or pertaining to Goidelic or its… …   From formal English to slang

  • Goidelic languages — Infobox Language family name = Goidelic altname = Gaelic region = Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man familycolor = Indo European fam1 = Indo European fam2 = Celtic fam3 = Insular Celtic child1 = Irish child2 = Scottish Gaelic child3 = ManxThe… …   Wikipedia

  • Goidelic languages —       one of two groups of the modern Celtic languages; the group includes Irish (Irish language), Manx (Manx language), and Scottish Gaelic (Scots Gaelic language). The Goidelic languages originated in Ireland and are distinguished from the… …   Universalium

  • Goidelic — 1. adjective /ɡɔɪˈdɛlɪk/ Relating to the Goidels. 2. noun /ɡɔɪˈdɛlɪk/ Division of the Celtic languages including Irish, Gaelic and Manx …   Wiktionary

  • Goidelic — Goid·el·ic || gɔɪ delɪk n. Gaelic, group of languages that belong to the Celtic subfamily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goidelic — goi·del·ic …   English syllables

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