Goidelic


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  • noun

Synonyms for Goidelic

any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland

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As the war spread like an itch, Samson's old steamer was converted into an effective working aircraft carrier, the HMS Ben-my-Chree (the name means Girl of My Heart in Manx Gaelic, a Goidelic language spoken on the Isle of Man).
The fourth Indo-European invasion in the Early Iron Age supplies the Celt population which split into two lines: one Goidelic, in the Central Plateau and the Atlantic Coast, and one Iberianizing or Celtiberian, on the Mediterranean Coast.
It is suggested that despite a common Insular Celtic language, once the language had spread to Ireland in the late centuries BC, it split into Brythonic and Goidelic.
In this paper I will use the term Goidelic for the Irish/Scottish Gaelic branch of Celtic (Q-Celtic), and Brittonic for the British group including Welsh, Pictish and Cumbric (P-Celtic).
The town itself developed around a Roman naval fort, used as a base from which to sort out the Goidelic pirates plaguing the Irish Sea: the fourth century fort still stands remarkably intact, smack in the middle of Holyhead, surrounded by a 13ft high curtain wall of stones in the peculiarly Roman herring-bone pattern.
Sewin' derives, enchantingly, from some Celtic stem, either Brythonic or Goidelic, that also evolved into Irish and Scots Gaelic, and Manx and Breton - languages which have names similar to 'sewin' for the migratory-minded brown trout.