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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A subfamily of the Indo-European language family comprising the Insular and the Continental branches.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Celts or their languages.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the Celts, or to their language: as, Celtic tribes; Celtic tongues; Celtic customs; of Celtic origin.
  • noun The language or group of dialects spoken by the Celts, including Welsh, Armoric or Breton, Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Celts.
  • noun The language of the Celts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A branch of the Indo-European languages that was spread widely over western and central Europe in the pre-Christian era.
  • proper noun Any one of several sports teams. See Wikipedia for a list.
  • adjective Of the Celts; Of the style of the Celts

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of the Celts
  • noun a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era

Etymologies

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French celtique or Latin celticus. English since the 17th century.

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