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GAELIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Gaelic mean? 

GAELIC (noun)
  The noun GAELIC has 1 sense:

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

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


GAELIC (adjective)
  The adjective GAELIC has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of the Celts

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


 Dictionary entry details 


GAELIC (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Erse; Gaelic; Goidelic

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

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

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

Irish; Irish Gaelic (the Celtic language of Ireland)

Scots Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic (the Gaelic of Scotland)

Manx (the Gaelic formerly spoken on the Isle of Man)


GAELIC (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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