Synonyms of 'Gaelic'
Gaelic is a member of the Celtic family of languages whose varieties can still be found in parts of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic), Ireland (Irish Gaelic), and the Isle of Man (Manx Gaelic). Although Gaelic has influenced Scottish and Irish English through colourful loan words, only a few Gaelic words have become assimilated into today's Standard English. The Irish Gaelic loan word brogue, referring to a broad gentle-sounding dialectal accent, was borrowed in the 18th century into English. It is not known whether it is related to the walking shoe of that name. It refers first and foremost to the accent with which the Irish speak English, known as the brogue, but has been applied more widely to other British regional accents, particularly those of Celtic origin. Another Irish Gaelic word is galore, meaning 'to sufficiency' or 'in abundance' which came into English in the 17th century. It is one of a very small group of words which are only ever used after the noun they describe, and this structure is typical of some words English has borrowed, e.g. There had been opportunities galore in the 1980s. It can be compared to the adjective aplenty, both in its meaning and in its grammatical behaviour. Unlike 'abundance' which describes a surplus which can be good, bad, or neutral, 'galore' tends to have positive connotations and is often used in advertising, e.g. bargains galore.
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Thesaurus for Gaelic from the Collins English Thesaurus
Gaelic is a language spoken by people in parts of Scotland and Ireland.