Gaelic

Gaelic

[gey-lik]
noun
1.
a Celtic language that includes the speech of ancient Ireland and the dialects that have developed from it, especially those usually known as Irish, Manx, and Scots Gaelic. gaelic constitutes the Goidelic subbranch of Celtic. Abbreviation: Gael
adjective
2.
of or in Gaelic.
3.
of or pertaining to the Gaels or their language.

Origin:
1590–1600; Gael + -ic (representing Scots Gaelic Gaidhlig, derivative of Gaidheal Gael)

non-Gaelic, adjective
pro-Gaelic, adjective

Gaelic, Gallic.
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Gaelic (ˈɡeɪlɪk, ˈɡæl-)
 
n
1.  Compare Goidelic any of the closely related languages of the Celts in Ireland, Scotland, or (formerly) the Isle of Man
 
adj
2.  of, denoting, or relating to the Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland, or the Isle of Man or their language or customs

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Gaelic
1774, earlier Gathelik (1590s), from Gael (Scottish Gaidheal); see Gael.
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Gaelic definition


For automated test programs. Used in military, essentially replaced by ATLAS.

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