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Celt(kĕlt, sĕlt) also Kelt (kĕlt)
1. One of an Indo-European people originally of central Europe and spreading to western Europe, the British Isles, and southeast to Galatia during pre-Roman times, especially a Briton or Gaul.
2. A native speaker of a modern Celtic language or a descendant of such a speaker, especially a modern Gael, Welsh person, Cornish person, or Breton.
[French Celte, sing. of Celtes, Celts, from Latin Celtae, from Greek Keltoi.]
A common prehistoric tool of stone or metal, shaped like a chisel or axe head.
[Medieval Latin celtis, chisel probably back-formed from celte, a word found in some manuscripts of the Vulgate (Job 14:24) and interpreted as the ablative of a Latin *celtis, chisel, but probably a misreading of Latin certē, certainly.]
(Archaeology) archaeol a stone or metal axelike instrument with a bevelled edge
[C18: from Late Latin celtes chisel, of obscure origin]
Celt(kɛlt; sɛlt) or
1. (Languages) a person who speaks a Celtic language
2. (Peoples) a person who speaks a Celtic language
3. (Peoples) a member of an Indo-European people who in pre-Roman times inhabited Britain, Gaul, Spain, and other parts of W and central Europe
a prehistoric ax of stone or metal without perforations or grooves, for hafting.
[1705–15; < Late Latin *celtis chisel]
1. a member of any of a group of Indo-European peoples inhabiting the British Isles and large areas of W and central Europe in antiquity.
2. a member of any of several modern peoples descended from the ancient Celts and speaking Celtic languages, including the Irish, Scots of the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides, Welsh, and Bretons.
[1695–1705; < Latin Celtae (pl.) < Greek Keltoí]
A prehistoric stone or metal implement shaped like an ax head.
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|Noun||1.||Celt - a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times|
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Gael - a Gaelic-speaking Celt in Ireland or Scotland or the Isle of Man
Briton - an inhabitant of southern Britain prior to the Anglo-Saxon invasions
Gaul - a Celt of ancient Gaul