Other Word Forms of Gael
Origin of Gael
Scottish Gaelic Gàidheal and Irish Gaedheal, from Old Irish Goídel (“Irishman”), from Welsh gwyddel (“raider”), Proto-Celtic *weidelo- "savage, woodsman". This replaced older féni (“any free man”) and fénechas (“oral tradition of native custom”).
Scottish Gaelic Gaidheal Irish Gaelic Gael both from Old Irish Goídil Goidelic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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