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Irish Gaelic

[ ahy-rish gey-lik ]

Irish Gaelic

noun

  1. the Goidelic language of the Celts of Ireland, now spoken mainly along the west coast; an official language of the Republic of Ireland since 1921


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Irish Gaelic1

First recorded in 1890–95

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Example Sentences

The Irish Gaelic grien-tairisem is given in an eighth-or ninth-century gloss.

The Irish Gaelic, above most other languages, illustrates a euphonic principle that modifies the vowels of a word.

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