[ goi-del-ik ]
/ gɔɪˈdɛl ɪk /
Also called Q-Celtic. the subbranch of Celtic in which the Proto-Indo-European kw-sound remained a velar. Irish and Scottish Gaelic belong to Goidelic.
of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.
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Also Ga·dhel·ic [guh-del-ik] /gəˈdɛl ɪk/.
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British Dictionary definitions for gadhelic (1 of 2)
/ (ɡædˈhɛlɪk) /
another term for Goidelic
Word Origin for Gadhelic
C19: from Old Irish Gaídelc, Goídelc the Gaelic language
British Dictionary definitions for gadhelic (2 of 2)
/ (ɡɔɪˈdɛlɪk) /
the N group of Celtic languages, consisting of Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and ManxCompare Brythonic
of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages
Word Origin for Goidelic
C19: from Old Irish Goidel a Celt, from Old Welsh gwyddel, from gwydd savage
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