- a Celtic language that includes the speech of ancient Ireland and the dialects that have developed from it, especially those usually known as Irish, Manx, and Scottish Gaelic. Gaelic constitutes the Goidelic subbranch of Celtic.
- of or in Gaelic.
- of or relating to the Gaels or their language.
Origin of Gaelic
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Examples from the Web for gaelic
Another was Greg Jacob, a pro rugby player for Gaelic Athletic Association.The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians
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Even the words vodka and whiskey are derived from the same word: “water” in Slavic and Gaelic, respectively.People for the Ethical Treatment of Vodka
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Even his mythological references came mostly from Greek and Gaelic legends.Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013: Accessible, Yes, and Beautiful
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If you care to be an eavesdropper you must have a knowledge of Gaelic to be one effectively.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
"Dancing seems to be more popular than Gaelic," Henry replied.
It was in that spirit that Marsh started the Gaelic class in Ballymartin.
He was wondering why the interest in the Gaelic language was not so strong as the interest in the waltz.
He began to speculate on the future of the countryside when the Gaelic revival was complete.
- any of the closely related languages of the Celts in Ireland, Scotland, or (formerly) the Isle of ManCompare Goidelic
- of, denoting, or relating to the Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland, or the Isle of Man or their language or customs
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Word Origin and History for gaelic
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