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[Middle English Ersch, Erisch, Irish, from Old English Iras, the Irish; see Irish.]
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(Languages) another name for Irish Gaelic
(Languages) of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language
[C14: from Lowland Scots Erisch Irish; Irish being regarded as the literary form of Gaelic]
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or Scots Gaelic
a Celtic language, closely related to Irish, spoken in the Hebrides and the Highlands of Scotland.
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|Noun||1.||Erse - any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland|
Celtic, Celtic language - a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
Manx - the ancient Gaelic formerly spoken on the Isle of Man; the language is sometimes used on ceremonial occasions
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n no pl → Gälisch nt
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