Definition of Gaelic

1. Noun. Any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland.

Exact synonyms: Erse, Goidelic
Generic synonyms: Celtic, Celtic Language
Specialized synonyms: Irish, Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Manx



2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of the Celts.
Exact synonyms: Celtic
Partainyms: Celt, Celt
Derivative terms: Celt, Celtic, Gael

Definition of Gaelic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Gael, esp. to the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland; as, the Gaelic language.

2. n. The language of the Gaels, esp. of the Highlanders of Scotland. It is a branch of the Celtic.

Definition of Gaelic

1. Proper noun. Goidelic; any Goidelic language. ¹

2. Proper noun. Scottish Gaelic. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the Gaels, the Celtic peoples of Scotland, Ireland, and the Manx, or their languages. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Gaelic

1. Of or pertaining to the Gael, especially. To the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland; as, the Gaelic language. Origin: Gael. Gaidhealach, Gaelach, from Gaidheal, Gael, a Scotch Highlander. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Gaelic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaelic

gads
gadsman
gadsmen
gadso
gadsos
gaduin
gadwall
gadwalls
gadzookeries
gadzookery
gadzooks
gae
gaed
gaeing
gael
gaelic
gaelscoil
gaen
gaes
gaff-headed sail
gaff-topsail
gaff-topsails
gaff rig
gaff rigs
gaff topsail
gaffa
gaffas
gaffe
gaffed

Literary usage of Gaelic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Across the sea front Wales lies the Isle of Man, where the Gaelic branch of the Celtic held sway, and does to some extent still In ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The one of these was the metrical translation of the Gaelic Psalms, executed both by the synod of Argyll and the Кет. Robert Kirke of Balquhidder; ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"With the coming of Christianity came a new phase of Gaelic literature. Saint Patrick and his followers found a soil ready to receive the seed of ..."

4. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"ON Gaelic PHONETICS. By JH STAPLES. (Read at the Meeting of the Philological Society, Friday, March 3rd, 1893.) THE speech sounds represented by the symbols ..."

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