Irish Gaelic

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Irish Gaelic

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Irish Gaelic

(Languages) the Goidelic language of the Celts of Ireland, now spoken mainly along the west coast; an official language of the Republic of Ireland since 1921


(ˈaɪ rɪʃ)

1. (used with a pl. v.)
a. the inhabitants of Ireland.
b. natives of Ireland or persons of Irish ancestry living outside Ireland.
2. the Celtic language of Ireland, now largely supplanted as a vernacular by English. Abbr.: Ir
3. of or pertaining to Ireland, its inhabitants, or the language Irish.
get one's Irish up, Informal. to become angry or outraged.
[1175–1225; Middle English Yrisse, Iris(c)h; compare Old English Īras people of Ireland (c. Old Norse Īrar); see -ish1]
I′rish•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Irish Gaelic - the Celtic language of Ireland
Erse, Gaelic, Goidelic - any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100
Middle Irish - Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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The situation in Northern Ireland is also that it is published in English and Irish Gaelic but as well reflect the two separate communities.
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The concert will feature renditions of classics sung in French, Hungarian, Norwegian, German and Irish Gaelic.
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The collection is bilingual, with several of the papers as well as front matter in Irish Gaelic.
Where the tradition is maintained, a fake Wren is now used, but the tradition lives on in the Irish Gaelic name La an Dreoilin, or Day of the Wrens.
Telefis na Gailge (TG4) is a national public television channel spoken in Irish language (also known as Irish Gaelic or Gaelic language), launched in 1996 as part of the Irish public television Radio Telifis Eireann (RTE).
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