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EtymologyEdit

From French celtique or Latin celticus. English since the 17th century.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) enPR: kĕlʹtĭk, sĕlʹtĭk, IPA(key): /ˈkɛltɪk/, (dated) /ˈsɛltɪk/
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Celtic (countable and uncountable, plural Celtics)

  1. A branch of the Indo-European languages that was spread widely over western and central Europe in the pre-Christian era.
    Hyponyms: Brythonic, Goidelic
  2. Any of several sports teams. See Wikipedia for a list.

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  • The pronunciation /s/, considered standard until the early 20th century,[1] is conserved in a few proper names, notably in the names of some sports teams.

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Celtic (comparative more Celtic, superlative most Celtic)

  1. Of or relating to the Celts.

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  1. ^ 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-.”

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