Goidelic Languages - Nomenclature

Nomenclature

Although Irish and Manx are often referred to as Irish Gaelic and Manx Gaelic (as they are Goidelic or Gaelic languages), the use of the word Gaelic is unnecessary because the terms Irish and Manx, when referring to language, only ever refer to these languages, whereas Scots has come to refer to a Germanic language, and therefore "Scottish" can refer to things not at all Gaelic. The word Gaelic by itself is sometimes used to refer to Scottish Gaelic and is thus ambiguous.

The names used in the languages themselves (Gaeilge/Gaolainn/Gaelic in Irish, Gaelg/Gailck in Manx, and Gàidhlig in Scottish Gaelic) are derived from Old Irish Goídelc, which comes from Old Welsh Guoidel meaning "pirate, raider".

Read more about this topic:  Goidelic Languages

Other articles related to "nomenclature":

Nomenclature Of Inorganic Chemistry
... Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry, by chemists commonly referred to as the Red Book, is a collection of recommendations on inorganic chemical ...
Nomenclature Of Organic Chemistry - See Also
... Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (the Red Book) Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry (the Green Book) Compendium of Chemical Terminology (the Gold ...
Francis Hemming
... An expert in biological nomenclature, he served from 1937 to 1958 as Secretary to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and was founder and editor of the ... in the revision of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature that was officially adopted in 1958 ... recognition for his decades of dedicated service to zoological nomenclature and to entomology ...
Nomenclature Of Organic Chemistry
... Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, commonly referred to by chemists as the Blue Book is a collection of recommendations on organic chemical nomenclature published at irregular intervals by the ... in 1979, although an abridged and updated version was published in 1993 as A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds ...