[goi-del-ik] /gɔɪˈdɛl ɪk/ Linguistics
of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.
Also called Q-Celtic. the subbranch of Celtic in which the Proto-Indo-European kw -sound remained a velar. Irish and Scots Gaelic belong to Goidelic.
the N group of Celtic languages, consisting of Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx Compare Brythonic
of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages
“pertaining to the branch of Celtic languages that includes Irish, Gaelic, and Manx,” 1882, coined by Sir John Rhys (and first used in his “Celtic Britain”), from Old Irish Goidel “Gael” (see Gael).
Related Terms greefa
[goh-ing] /ˈgoʊ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of leaving or departing; departure: a safe going and quick return. 2. the condition of surfaces, as those of roads, for walking or driving: After the heavy rain, the going was bad. 3. progress; advancement: With such slow going, the work is behind schedule. 4. Usually, goings. behavior; […]
- God knows
1. Also, goodness knows; heaven knows. 2. Truly, certainly, definitely, as in God knows I need a winter coat. This expression, which originated about 1300 as God wot, does not necessarily imply that God is all-knowing but merely emphasizes the truth of the statement it accompanies. The variants using goodness and heaven are euphemisms that […]
[god-king, -king] /ˈgɒdˈkɪŋ, -ˌkɪŋ/ noun 1. a human sovereign believed to be a deity or to have godlike attributes.