celt

[ selt ]

nounArchaeology.
  1. an ax of stone or metal without perforations or grooves, for hafting.

Origin of celt

1
1705–15; <Late Latin *celtis chisel, found only in the ablative case celte (Vulgate, Job XIX, 24)

Other definitions for Celt (2 of 3)

Celt
[ kelt, selt ]

noun
  1. a member of an Indo-European people now represented chiefly by the Irish, Gaels, Welsh, and Bretons.

Origin of Celt

2
1695–1705; <Latin Celtae (plural); in Greek Keltoí (plural)

Other definitions for Celt. (3 of 3)

Celt.

abbreviation
  1. Celtic.

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British Dictionary definitions for celt (1 of 2)

celt

/ (sɛlt) /


noun
  1. archaeol a stone or metal axelike instrument with a bevelled edge

Origin of celt

1
C18: from Late Latin celtes chisel, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for Celt (2 of 2)

Celt

Kelt

/ (kɛlt, sɛlt) /


noun
  1. a person who speaks a Celtic language

  2. a member of an Indo-European people who in pre-Roman times inhabited Britain, Gaul, Spain, and other parts of W and central Europe

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