Gael

[geyl] /geɪl/
noun
1.
a Scottish Celt or Highlander.
2.
a Gaelic-speaking Celt.
Origin
1590–1600; < Scots Gaelic Gaidheal, Old Irish Goidel

Gael

1.
Gaelic (def 1).
Also, Gael.
British Dictionary definitions for Gael
Gael (ɡeɪl)
 
n
a person who speaks a Gaelic language, esp a Highland Scot or an Irishman
 
[C19: from Gaelic Gaidheal; related to Old Irish goidel, Old Welsh gwyddel Irishman]
 
'Gaeldom
 
n

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Word Origin and History for Gael
Gael
1810, from Scottish Gaelic Gaidheal "member of the Gaelic race," from O.Ir. Goidhel. The native name in both Ireland and Scotland, Gael was first used in English exclusively of Scottish Highlanders.
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