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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
gael

Gael

[geɪl] Ngaélico/a m/f
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Gael

nGäle m, → Gälin f
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Mr McCallum, one of Gaeldom's most admired singers, said: "Judging at the Inverness Mod is always a delight because you can see here how the young can teach the old.
Ian is the well-known accordionist with award-winning Trail West, a rock-ceilidh band that has taken music and Gaeldom on the islands by storm and are popular wherever they appear throughout Scotland.
Not surprisingly in Gaeldom it rejoices in the name, Gille-Brighde and sometimes, Dolaid, which appropriately, due to its incessant calling, means impatient!
However, in the Gaelic world in the twentieth century, it was still unusual, despite the fact that Gaeldom became an entirely bilingual society during that time.
Norman was Gaeldom's answer to Billy Connolly, except the jokes were bawdier and Connolly never won a gold medal for singing at the national Mod.
After an introduction to Gaelic literature in Canada, he arranges the material in sections on the subjugation of Gaeldom, militarism and tartanism, migration, settlement, love and death, religion, language and literature, identity and associations, and politics.
The Albannach reads like the translation of an original that no longer exists, and for Mac Colla, the true Scotland, which is Gaeldom, has all but vanished since the Reformation.
"Language, Music and Local Aesthetics, Views from Gaeldom and Beyond." Scottish Language 11: 37-64.
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.