Definitions of Goidelic
  1. noun
    any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
    synonyms: Erse, Gaelic
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    Irish, Irish Gaelic
    the Celtic language of Ireland
    Scots Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic
    the Gaelic of Scotland
    the ancient Gaelic formerly spoken on the Isle of Man; the language is sometimes used on ceremonial occasions
    Old Irish
    Irish Gaelic up to about 1100
    Middle Irish
    Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500
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    Celtic, Celtic language
    a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
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