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
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I would like to thank An Comunn Gaidhealach for bestowing this honour on me and I look forward eagerly to events at the Mod and to renewing my acquaintance with friends in Argyll and in the rest of Gaeldom.
Not content with wanting to break up the Union, nor with demanding Berwick's return to Gaeldom (a nation we abandoned in 1482) Alex "Leaping" Salmond has now jumped on the Olympic bandwagon on the back of cyclist Chris Hoy's triple gold and demanded a separate team for Scotland.
Handed down from generation to generation, many of these songs are at the very heart of gaeldom and have touched the hearts of many Irish on foreign shores down through the years.