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Old Irish

the Irish language before c900.
Abbreviation: OIr.
Origin of Old Irish
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It did not impress me much, as I supposed that the man merely meant Old Irish.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • I have conversed with Mr. Borrow on many subjects,—horses, gypsies, and Old Irish.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • The Gaulish form of the name was probably druis, the Old Irish was drai.

British Dictionary definitions for Old Irish

Old Irish

the Celtic language of Ireland up to about 900 ad, introduced to Scotland by Irish settlers about 500 a.d
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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