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The words Celt and Celtic can refer to:
ethno-linguistic
archaeology
sports
brands
vehicles

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

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Pronunciation

Sports teams
  • (UK) enPR: sĕlʹtĭk, IPA: /ˈseltɪk/, SAMPA: /"seltIk/
Other uses
  • (UK) enPR: kĕlʹtĭk, IPA: /ˈkeltɪk/, SAMPA: /"keltIk/
  • (US) enPR: kĕlʹtĭk, sĕlʹtĭk, IPA: /ˈkeltɪk/, /ˈseltɪk/, SAMPA: /"keltIk/, /"seltIk/
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek Κελτικός (Keltikos), of or related to the Celts)

Proper noun

Singular
Celtic
Plural
-
Celtic
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  1. A branch of the Indo-European languages that was spread widely over western and central Europe in the pre-Christian era.
  2. Any one of several sports teams.^ The Celtic languages form a branch of the larger Indo-European family.
    • Celts - a knol by Anonymous 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With him an Indo-European language disappeared, the first this century, one branch less on the tree."
    • D27: Create Semantic Lexicon 19 November 2009 17:34 UTC www.csis.ul.ie [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What is the validity of Samuel Huntington's claim that "Europe ends where Western Christianity ends and Islam and Orthodoxy begin"?
    • Chronology of all ESI publications - Reports - ESI 12 January 2010 5:44 UTC www.esiweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    See Wikipedia for a list.

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Adjective

Celtic (not comparable)
Positive
Celtic
  1. Of the Celts; Of the style of the Celts

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Translations


Simple English

The words Celt and Celtic can have many meanings.

Pronounced /kel-(tik)/:

  • European Celtic people, either ancient or Modern Celts
  • Celtic languages, descending from the Proto-Celtic language, spoken by these people and their modern descendants
  • Celtic mythology
  • Celtici, Celts from ancient Lusitania (which is now Portugal). (See also Celtiberians for a Celtic people on the Iberian peninsula)
  • Celtic music, folk music that started in "Celtic" cultures.
  • Celtic art, art from the "Celtic" culture
  • Celtic Christianity
  • Celtic calendar

The following should only be pronounced /selt(ik)/:


Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 14, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Celts, which are similar to those in the above article.








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