keltic

Celtic

[kel-tik, sel-]
noun
1.
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, including especially Irish, Scots gaelic, Welsh, and Breton, which survive now in Ireland, the Scottish Highlands, Wales, and Brittany. Abbreviation: Celt
adjective
2.
of the Celts or their languages.
Also, Keltic.


Origin:
1600–10; < Latin Celticus, equivalent to Celt(ae) the Celts (see Celt) + -icus -ic

Celtically, adverb
non-Celtic, adjective
pre-Celtic, adjective
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Kelt

[kelt]
noun

Keltic, noun, adjective
Keltically, adverb
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Celtic or Keltic (ˈkɛltɪk, ˈsɛl-)
 
n
1.  a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton, still spoken in parts of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. Modern Celtic is divided into the Brythonic (southern) and Goidelic (northern) groups
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Celts or the Celtic languages
 
Keltic or Keltic
 
n
 
adj
 
'Celtically or Keltic
 
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'Keltically or Keltic
 
adv
 
Celticism or Keltic
 
n
 
'Kelticism or Keltic
 
n
 
'Celticist or Keltic
 
n
 
'Celtist or Keltic
 
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'Kelticist or Keltic
 
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'Keltist or Keltic
 
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kelt (kɛlt)
 
n
a salmon that has recently spawned and is usually in poor condition
 
[C14: of unknown origin]

Kelt (kɛlt)
 
n
a variant of Celt
 
'Keltic
 
adj
 
'Keltically
 
adv
 
'Kelticism
 
n
 
'Kelticist
 
n
 
'Keltist
 
n

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Celtic
1656, of archaeology or history, from Fr. Celtique or L. Celticus "pertaining to the Celts (see Celt). Of languages, from 1707; of other qualities, 19c. Celtic twilight is from Yeats's name for his collection of adapted Irish folk tales (1893).
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