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Meaning of Goidelic

Goi•del•ic

Pronunciation: (goi-del'ik), [key]
— Ling. Ling.
—adj.
  1. of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.
—n.
  1. Also calledthe subbranch of Celtic in which the Proto-Indo-European kw-sound remained a velar. Irish and Scots Gaelic belong to Goidelic. Cf. Brythonic, P-Celtic.
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