[ goi-del-ik ]
/ gɔɪˈdɛl ɪk /
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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/ .
Words nearby Goidelic
gohonzon, goi, Goiânia, Goiás, Goidel, Goidelic, go in, go in for, going, going for one, going, going, gone
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How to use Goidelic in a sentence
The language of the Ogam inscriptions is the oldest form of Goidelic with which we are acquainted.
The chief features which distinguish the Brythonic from the Goidelic dialects have already been enumerated.
The Goidelic dialects have preserved the vowels of accented syllables on the whole better than Brythonic.
Initial v gives f in Goidelic in the course of the 7th century, whereas in Brythonic it appears as gu, gw, cf. Lat.
The names of some of them occur in one source in a Goidelic, in another in a Brythonic form.
British Dictionary definitions for Goidelic
/ (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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