Relating to or denoting the northern group of Celtic languages, including Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx.Also called Goidelic‘The Irish language comes from a dialect called the Q-Celtic.’
- ‘Philologists have referred to them as P-Celtic in contrast to Goidelic as Q-Celtic.’
- ‘The Gaelic spoken in Scotland derives from Q-Celtic.’
The northern group of Celtic languages collectively.
Early 20th century Q, from the retention of the Indo-European kw sound as q or c in this group of languages.