Definition of Q-Celtic in US English:

Q-Celtic

noun & adjective

  • another term for Goidelic
    • ‘Philologists have referred to them as P-Celtic in contrast to Goidelic as Q-Celtic.’
    • ‘The Irish language comes from a dialect called the Q-Celtic.’
    • ‘The Gaelic spoken in Scotland derives from Q-Celtic.’

Origin

Q, from the retention of the Indo-European kw sound as q or c in this group of languages.

Pronunciation

Q-Celtic

/ˌkyo͞oˈkeltik/