gaelic see under erse gaelic \gael"ic\ (?; 277), a. [gael. gàidhealach, gaelach, from gàidheal, gael, a scotch highlander.] (ethnol.) of or pertaining to the gael, esp. to the celtic highlanders of scotland; as, the gaelic language. gaelic \gael"ic\ (?), n. [gael. gaelig, gàilig.] the language of the gaels, esp. of the highlanders of scotland. it is a branch of the celtic.
Noun 1. any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland (synonym) Goidelic, Erse (hypernym) Celtic, Celtic language (hyponym) Irish, Irish Gaelic Adjective 1. relating to or characteristic of the Celts (synonym) Celtic (pertainym) Celt, Kelt
The language of the Gaels, esp. of the Highlanders of Scotland. It is a branch of the Celtic. (a.)
Of or pertaining to the Gael, esp. to the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland; as, the Gaelic language.