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Celticism

[kel-tuh-siz-uh m, sel-] /ˈkɛl təˌsɪz əm, ˈsɛl-/
noun
1.
a Celtic custom or usage.
Origin of Celticism
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; Celtic + -ism
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  • He employs what has jocosely been called the "Woad" argument; he goes back not to the early Britons, but to Celticism.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • The fourth Aeneid is the triumph of an unconscionable Celticism over the whole moral plan of Vergil's epic.

  • The possession of such a rare piece of furniture bound them the closer to the Celticism of Normandy.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet Gustave Flaubert

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