Definition of Q-Celtic in English:


Syllabification: Q-Celtic
Pronunciation: /ˌkyo͞oˈkeltik

noun & adjective

  • another term for Goidelic.
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    • 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.


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

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