Gael


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Gael

 (gāl)
n.
1. A Gaelic-speaking Celt of Scotland, Ireland, or the Isle of Man.
2. A Scottish Highlander.

[Scottish Gaelic Gaidheal and Irish Gaelic Gael, both from Old Irish Goídil; see Goidelic.]

Gael

(ɡeɪl)
n
(Peoples) a person who speaks a Gaelic language, esp a Highland Scot or an Irishman
[C19: from Gaelic Gaidheal; related to Old Irish goidel, Old Welsh gwyddel Irishman]
ˈGaeldom n

Gael

(geɪl)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of the Highlands of Scotland, esp. one speaking Scottish Gaelic.
2. any inhabitant of Scotland or Ireland speaking Irish or Scottish Gaelic, or a language ancestral to these.
[1590–1600; < Scottish Gaelic Gaidheal, Old Irish Goidel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gael - a Gaelic-speaking Celt in Ireland or Scotland or the Isle of Man
Celt, Kelt - a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times
Translations
gael

Gael

[geɪl] Ngaélico/a m/f

Gael

nGäle m, → Gälin f
References in classic literature ?
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The Goidels or Gaels were settled in the northern part of the island, which is now Scotland, and were the ancestors of the present Highland Scots.
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Thank you from Paul and I for your help in Giving a Gael a Chance.