/goy del"ik/, Ling.
1. of or belonging to Goidelic; Q-Celtic.
2. Also called Q-Celtic. the subbranch of Celtic in which the Proto-Indo-European kw-sound remained a velar. Irish and Scots Gaelic belong to Goidelic. Cf. Brythonic, P-Celtic.
Also, Gadhelic.
[1880-1885; < OIr Goídil GAEL + -IC]

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