from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Irish Gaelic.
- n. See Scottish Gaelic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of the Gaelic languages of Ireland or Scotland
- adj. Connected with Ireland or the Highlands of Scotland, or to the Goidelic languages spoken in those places.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name sometimes given to that dialect of the Celtic which is spoken in the Highlands of Scotland; -- called, by the Highlanders, Gaelic.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Celtic race in the Highlands of Scotland, or to their language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to the Celts of Ireland and Scotland or their language: as, the Erse tongue.
- n. The language of the Gaels or Celts in the Highlands of Scotland, as being of Irish origin. The Highlanders themselves call it Gaelic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
Middle English Ersch, Erisch, Irish, from Old English Iras, the Irish; see Irish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Early Scots form of Irish. (Wiktionary)