- a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, including especially Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton, which survive now in Ireland, the Scottish Highlands, Wales, and Brittany.
- of the Celts or their languages.
Origin of Celtic
Examples from the Web for celtic
The couple will visit Pictou County for an event to celebrate Celtic heritage in Nova Scotia.Camilla Carries On After Brother's Death
May 19, 2014
FitzPatrick was once one of the heroes of Celtic Tiger Ireland.The Men Who Killed the Economy
November 19, 2010
The bleak, snowy hills of Scotland are the setting for a slicey, dicey Roman invasion against the dashing, plucky Celtic tribes.Neil Marshall's Action Plan
August 27, 2010
The last one is a wink from Doyle acknowledging his own impact on the culture of the Celtic Tiger.Great Irish Adventures
June 9, 2010
It was pretty strict, but it turned out to be an important part of the modern-day rescue of Irish and Celtic music.Remembering Liam Clancy
December 10, 2009
He then said there had been two Celtic immigrations, an eastern and a western.
The Celtic melancholy of the first part of the journey had blown away like a sea-mist.The O'Ruddy
The question which I cannot solve is, On which of the Celtic languages is this jargon based?The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
All the tests of all the Celtic festivals have been allotted to Hallowe'en.The Book of Hallowe'en
Ruth Edna Kelley
In the music of the Celtic and Gaelic races, also, woman had no place.Woman's Work in Music
- a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton, still spoken in parts of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. Modern Celtic is divided into the Brythonic (southern) and Goidelic (northern) groups
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Celts or the Celtic languages
Word Origin and History for celtic
also Keltic, 1650s, of archaeology or history, from French Celtique or Latin Celticus "pertaining to the Celts" (see Celt). In reference to languages, from 1707; of other qualities, 19c. The Boston basketball team was founded 1946. Celtic twilight is from Yeats's name for his collection of adapted Irish folk tales (1893).