Definition of Q-Celtic in English:

Q-Celtic

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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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