Celtic language


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Noun1.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
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Erse, Gaelic, Goidelic - any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
Brittanic, Brythonic - a southern group of Celtic languages
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among other things) the people of Britain who spoke Brittonic - a Celtic language used throughout Britain which later developed into Welsh, Cornish, Breton and other languages.
HE may be a guru of all knowledge, but Paul Sinha is the second star of ITV quiz show The Chase to be left confused when asked the seemingly simple question, "What's the Celtic language of Wales?
Manx, the old Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man, was in decline for centuries, with the last native speaker dying in 1974.
These genetic influxes brought cultural changes including moving to settled farmsteads, bronze metalworking and may have even been the origin of western Celtic language.
To find out, he spent time among speakers of languages such as Yuchi (a Native American language), Manx (a Celtic language from the Isle of Man), and Provencal (Occitan).
Higgins says that as very little of the saint's life was spent in Cornwall, 'it is necessary to consider why a Breton saint was the subject of a Cornish play' and he points out that 'Both people spoke a common Celtic language .
In the introduction, Koch identifies the core problem in Celtic studies as a codified set of old assumptions that Celtic came from in the Danube basin in the Iron Age and migrated west, an idea only logical before the discovery in the 1970s of early Celtic language in Spain.
Lorient President Loic Fery marked the occasion Sunday by giving Beckham one of his team's bright orange jerseys with Beckham's name on the back above the number seven and the word "Kenavo," which means "Good-bye" in Breton, the Celtic language of Brittany.
Although poisonous, mistletoe means "all-heal" in the Celtic language and in medieval times it was believed to repel evil spirits.
The name is thought to mean 'Hill on the Border' or 'Head of the Winds' in the ancient Celtic language, Cumbric.
For the moment, the agreement solely allows for the use of Welsh, a Celtic language similar to Breton spoken by some 582,420 people in Wales.