Definition of Celtic in English:
Relating to the Celts or their languages, which constitute a branch of the Indo-European family and include Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Manx, Cornish, and several extinct pre-Roman languages such as Gaulish.
- Maude Gonne and Yeats worked together to promote the Celtic mysteries within the order.
- Ancient Celtic legends win out over oral traditions like these for two reasons.
- Rather, it is inspired by Celtic belief in the importance of lakes and rivers as sources of power.
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The Celtic language group. See also P-Celtic, Q-Celtic.
- In particular, we can nowadays assume that the oldest Celtic was spoken in Central Europe and Northern Italy.
- It seems likely therefore that Celtic was spoken on both sides of the Rhine during the early empire.
- In fact, the form of old Celtic was the closest cousin to Italic, the precursor of Latin.
- Example sentences
- The key to this understanding lies in the way we look at Celticism - and the best way to do this is to compare Celtic identity and the British image.
- Interestingly, for all the tartanry and Celticism involved, the games are mainly an east of Scotland phenomenon.
- Among the first advocates of worldbeat Celticism, the Chieftains charted a late 20th-century journey with Celtic music, thus transforming Santiago into the centre of the Celtic world.
- Example sentences
- Modern Celticists know that the six Celtic nations have close links and parallel histories.
- The aim of the Journal was to provide a forum for Australian Celticists, both academics and community members.
- It is envisaged that these works will help regenerate interest in the field of historical verse among both Celticists and Medievalists in general.
Late 16th century: from Latin Celticus (from Celtae 'Celts'), or from French Celtique (from Celte ‘Breton’).
Definition of Celtic in:
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