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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 ?
It will be simplest for us to call them all Celts and to divide them into two families, the Gaels and the Cymry.
So for centuries the Gaels of Ireland told their tales and handed them on from father to son undisturbed, and in Ireland a great many old writings have been kept which tell of far-off times.
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.
The Gaels wore special shirts with the letters MH on the sleeves in a tribute to their classmate.
CAVAN Gaels showed all the experience of having won four Cavan SFC titles so far in the noughties to make it a handful yesterday as they swept to victory over Gowna at Kingspan/Breffni Park.
Mary's first six baskets in the second half as the Gaels coasted to a 87-61 West Coast Conference win over Pepperdine on Friday night at Moraga.
The Lady Gaels dropped a 76-61 decision to the Wildcats in a Midland-Wachusett League C Division contest.
CAVAN Gaels greater championship experience proved crucial against a game but wasteful Latton in the Ulster club clash in Brewster Park yesterday.
The Gaels (8-7, 1-2) climbed out of a last-place tie with the Waves (7-8, 0-3) to their fourth straight loss.
The run-and-gun Gaels put together a second-half scoring blitz last Thursday night, en route to a 69-50 victory over West Boylston in a Midland-Wachusett League non-divisional game.
ROSCOMMON GAELS survived a late scare to hold off underdogs Kilbride in the Roscommon football final.
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