Pronunciation: (goi-del'ik), [key] Ling.
of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.
Also called Q-Celtic. the subbranch of Celtic in which the Proto-Indo-European kw-sound remained a velar. Irish and Scots Gaelic belong to Goidelic. Cf. Brythonic, P-Celtic. Also,Gadhelic.
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