celt

[ selt ]
/ sɛlt /
|

noun Archaeology.

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

Origin of celt

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

Definition for celt (2 of 3)

Celt

[ kelt, selt ]
/ kɛlt, sɛlt /

noun

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

Also Kelt.

Origin of Celt

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

Definition for celt (3 of 3)

Celt.

or Celt

abbreviation


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British Dictionary definitions for celt (1 of 2)

celt

/ (sɛlt) /

noun

archaeol a stone or metal axelike instrument with a bevelled edge

Word Origin for celt

C18: from Late Latin celtes chisel, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for celt (2 of 2)

Celt

Kelt

/ (kɛlt, sɛlt) /

noun

a person who speaks a Celtic language
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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