from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A subfamily of the Indo-European language family comprising the Insular and the Continental branches.
- adj. Of or relating to the Celtic people and languages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A branch of the Indo-European languages that was spread widely over western and central Europe in the pre-Christian era.
- proper n. Any one of several sports teams. See Wikipedia for a list.
- adj. Of the Celts; Of the style of the Celts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Celts.
- n. The language of the Celts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Celts, or to their language: as, Celtic tribes; Celtic tongues; Celtic customs; of Celtic origin.
- n. The language or group of dialects spoken by the Celts, including Welsh, Armoric or Breton, Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or characteristic of the Celts
- n. a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
The Celtic spirit of yearning for the unknown, retained nowhere else as much as in Ireland, is expressed very beautifully by the poet Yeats in the introduction to his _Celtic Twilight_.
In a similar way, in some of the Celtic versions, a long series of incidents is inserted, clearly taken from the Sea Maiden story (see _Celtic Fairy Tales_, xvii.).
The Celtic elysium, "Flath-Innis," a remote island of the West, is mentioned by Logan in his _Celtic Gaël_, vol.ii. p. 342., who no doubt drew his information from the same source as Professor
CELTIC boss Tony Mowbray licks his lips as Celtic nibble away at Rangers 'lead.
CELTIC 3-0 ABERDEEN 0 (Georgios Samaras) 1628: Aberdeen defender Maurice Ross clears a Glenn Loovens header off the line as Celtic chase a third goal.
CELTIC could not have asked for more obliging opposition or scheduling ahead of Tuesday's Champions Sport Aiden McGeady insists Celtic have to get "in and around" Arsenal on Tuesday night if they are to get some joy against the Londoners in their Champions
If, therefore, we transfer the term Celtic to people, we can, if we use our words accurately, mean nothing but people who speak a Celtic language, the true exponent, aye, the very life of Celtic nationality.
The term Celtic, again, is perfectly clear when used linguistically; but when used to describe a race it means almost nothing until we find out which one of several totally different terminologies the writer or speaker is adopting.
"They are men of the Celtic race," he said -- the term Celtic has grown to be quite fashionable, I find, when applied to the Highlanders.
And finally, I would just take issue with the use of the term Celtic in the story.