Definitions

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

  • noun A subdivision of the Insular Celtic languages that includes Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Gaels.
  • adjective Of or relating to Goidelic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Goidels.
  • noun The language of the Goidels ancient Celtic of the branch represented by Old Irish, and by modern Irish and Gaelic.

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

  • adjective Relating to the Goidels.
  • noun Division of the Celtic languages including Irish, Gaelic and Manx.

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

  • noun any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Old Irish Goídil, Gael, possibly from Old Welsh -guoidel, Gwyddel.

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Goidel +‎ -ic

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