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Goidelic

[goi-del-ik] /gɔɪˈdɛl ɪk/ Linguistics
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
2.
of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.
Also, Gadhelic
[guh-del-ik] /gəˈdɛl ɪk/ (Show IPA)
.
Compare Brythonic, P-Celtic.
Origin of Goidelic
1880-1885
1880-1885; < Old Irish Goídil Gael + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for gadhelic

Gadhelic

/ɡædˈhɛlɪk/
noun, adjective
1.
another term for Goidelic
Word Origin
C19: from Old Irish Gaídelc, Goídelc the Gaelic language

Goidelic

/ɡɔɪˈdɛlɪk/
noun
1.
the N group of Celtic languages, consisting of Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx Compare Brythonic
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages
Word Origin
C19: from Old Irish Goidel a Celt, from Old Welsh gwyddel, from gwydd savage
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Word Origin and History for gadhelic

Goidelic

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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