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Pictish

[pik-tish]
noun
  1. the language of the Picts, apparently a Celtic language.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Picts.
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Origin of Pictish

First recorded in 1700–10; Pict + -ish1
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Examples from the Web for pictish

Historical Examples

  • Two servants, men of the Pictish race, also followed the queen.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI

    Various

  • It is a Pictish fortress, the most entire probably in the world.

  • They'll never grab any more Pictish land, any more than they'll ever rebuild Venarium.

    Beyond the Black River

    Robert E. Howard

  • His persuasive eloquence had not caused a ripple in the Pictish conscience.

    The Hyborian Age

    Robert E. Howard

  • Inverness, however, was not the only important centre of Pictish power.


British Dictionary definitions for pictish

Pictish

noun
  1. the language of the Picts, of which few records survive. Its origins are much disputed and it was extinct by about 900 ad
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Picts
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