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Goidelic

[ goi-del-ik ]
/ gɔɪˈdɛl ɪk /
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noun

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.

adjective

of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.

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Also Ga·dhel·ic [guh-del-ik] /gəˈdɛl ɪk/ .
Compare Brythonic, P-Celtic.

Origin of Goidelic

1880–1885; <Old Irish Goídil Gael + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Goidelic

Goidelic

Goidhelic Gadhelic

/ (ɡɔɪˈdɛlɪk) /

noun

the N group of Celtic languages, consisting of Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and ManxCompare Brythonic

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages
C19: from Old Irish Goidel a Celt, from Old Welsh gwyddel, from gwydd savage
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