- 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 keltic
These hopeless, helpless, Keltic Irishmen are unfit for self-government.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
They sprang from the old Slavonic stock, and the Slavonic is very like the Keltic in nature.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
The name is probably Keltic, and belongs to the original version of the story.Parzival (vol. 1 of 2)
Wolfram von Eschenback
Switzerland, from having a Keltic basis, comes next in order.
Some portion of the present area was Keltic, and a still greater was Sarmatian.
- 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
- a salmon that has recently spawned and is usually in poor condition
- a variant of Celt
Word Origin and History for keltic
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).