Definition of Q-Celtic in English:

Q-Celtic

Syllabification: Q-Celtic
Pronunciation: /ˌkyo͞oˈkeltik
 
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noun & adjective

another term for Goidelic.
More example sentences
  • The Irish language comes from a dialect called the Q-Celtic.
  • Philologists have referred to them as P-Celtic in contrast to Goidelic as Q-Celtic.
  • The Gaelic spoken in Scotland derives from Q-Celtic.

Origin

Q, from the retention of the Indo-European kw sound as q or c in this group of languages.

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