[kel-tuh-siz-uh m, sel-]


a Celtic custom or usage.

Origin of Celticism

First recorded in 1850–55; Celtic + -ism
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Examples from the Web for celticism

Historical Examples of celticism

  • He employs what has jocosely been called the "Woad" argument; he goes back not to the early Britons, but to Celticism.


    James Huneker

  • The fourth Aeneid is the triumph of an unconscionable Celticism over the whole moral plan of Vergil's epic.

  • The possession of such a rare piece of furniture bound them the closer to the Celticism of Normandy.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet

    Gustave Flaubert