Gael meaning

gāl
A Gaelic-speaking Celt of Scotland, Ireland, or the Isle of Man.
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A member of an ethnic group in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, whose language is one that is Gaelic.

1911 The Great Gaels of Ireland.

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry.

And all their songs are sad.

The Ballad of the White Horse, G.K. Chesterton.

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A Scottish Highlander.
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A Celt of Scotland, Ireland, or the Isle of Man; esp., a Celt of the Scottish Highlands.
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Origin of gael

  • Scottish Gaelic Gaidheal Irish Gaelic Gael both from Old Irish Goídil Goidelic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary