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CELTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Celtic mean? 

CELTIC (noun)
  The noun CELTIC has 1 sense:

1. a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era

  Familiarity information: CELTIC used as a noun is very rare.


CELTIC (adjective)
  The adjective CELTIC has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of the Celts

  Familiarity information: CELTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CELTIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Celtic; Celtic language

Hypernyms ("Celtic" is a kind of...):

Indo-European; Indo-European language; Indo-Hittite (the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Celtic"):

Erse; Gaelic; Goidelic (any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland)

Brittanic; Brythonic (a southern group of Celtic languages)


CELTIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of the Celts

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Celtic; Gaelic

Pertainym:

Celt (a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times)


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