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[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).


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