Old Irish

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Old Irish

n.
The Irish language from 725 to about 950.

Old Irish

n
(Languages) the Celtic language of Ireland up to about 900 ad, introduced to Scotland by Irish settlers about 500 ad

Old′ I′rish


n.
the Irish language as attested in manuscripts prior to c900. Abbr.: OIr
[1885–90]
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Noun1.Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100  
Irish Gaelic, Irish - the Celtic language of Ireland
Translations
Altirisch
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The language of this new, Perthshire-based nation was a distinctively Scottish variant of the Q-Celtic Old Gaelic language (one of the great classical languages of early medieval Christendom), as filtered through the minds and speech of P-Celtic Pictish speakers--the forerunner of modern Scottish Gaelic.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland do not dwell overly on their old Gaelic languages and their majority English-speakers have none of the hassle that the English-speaking Welsh majority contend with.