What is Gaelic?

  • (noun): Any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland.
    Synonyms: Goidelic, Erse
    See also — Additional definitions below


Gaelic is an adjective that means "pertaining to the Gaels", including language and culture. As a noun, it may refer to the group of languages spoken by the Gaels, or to any one of the languages individually.

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Gaelic - Other Uses
... Gaelic Athletic Association, governing body of Gaelic games such as hurling and Gaelic football RMS Gaelic, two ships of the White Star Line ...
Manx English - Modern Anglo-Manx Lexicon
... is complicated by the large cross-over between Manx Gaelic, idiomatic usage and technical/organisational terms such as "advocate" and "deemster" ... At – In possession of (from Gaelic usage) ... He's got a nice house at him (from Gaelic description of possession) Aye – Yes Boy – Common address from one male to another, originally an unmarried male (from ...
Medieval Gaels - History - Expansion
... In the 5th century, the Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata emerged on the west coast of Scotland ... It has long been held that Dál Riata, and Gaelic language in Scotland, came about due to a migration and/or hostile conquest from Ireland ... Gaelic language and culture soon spread to most of the rest of Scotland and eventually became the dominant one ...
Clan Armstrong - Gaelic
... It is unknown if any of the early Armstrongs spoke Gaelic, but the language persisted in Galloway, Carrick and the Western Borders well into the seventeenth century, so it is not impossible ... The Armstrong name is sometimes rendered in Gaelic as follows MacGhillielàidir (Surname) Clann 'icGhillelàidir (Collective) These Gaelic names appear frequently in modern clan literature, but they ... Mac Tréan-Labhraidh would translate as Mac Treun-Labhraidh in Scottish Gaelic ...
Medieval Gaels - History - Today
... The two comparatively 'major' Gaelic nations in the modern era are Ireland (which in the 2002 census had 185,838 people who spoke Irish "daily" and 1,570,894 who were "able" to speak it ... However, a large proportion of the Gaelic speaking population now lives in the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland, as well as Donegal, Galway, Cork and Dublin in Ireland ... There are about 2,000 Scottish Gaelic speakers in Canada (Canadian Gaelic dialect), although many are elderly and concentrated in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island ...

More definitions of "Gaelic":

  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of the Celts.
    Synonyms: Celtic