- Keltic (rare)
From French celtique or Latin celticus. First attested in the 17th century.
- (UK, US) enPR: kĕlʹtĭk, sĕlʹtĭk, IPA(key): /ˈkɛltɪk/, (dated) /ˈsɛltɪk/
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- Rhymes: -ɛltɪk
Celtic (countable and uncountable, plural Celtics)
- A branch of the Indo-European languages that was spread widely over Western and Central Europe in the pre-Christian era.
- Any of several sports teams. See Wikipedia for a list.
- The pronunciation /s/, considered standard until the early 20th century, is conserved in a few proper names, notably in the names of some sports teams.
branch of languages
Celtic (comparative more Celtic, superlative most Celtic)
- Of or relating to the Celts.
of the Celts; of the style of the Celts
- ^ H. W. Fowler (1926) A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, page 72: “The spelling C-, & the pronunciation s-, are the established ones, & no useful purpose seems to be served by the substitution of k-.”