Celt Name Meaning & Origin

Celt

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Celtic

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The pronounciation of the name is kelt. (kɛlt and only occasionally sɛlt)

The Latin name Celtus (pl. Celti or Celtae; Greek Κέλτης pl. Κέλται or Κελτός pl. Κελτοί, Keltai or Keltoi) seems to have been borrowed from Greek, itself taken from a native Celtic tribal name (cf. Celtici)

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Meanings and history of the name Celt

Today, the term 'Celtic' is generally used to describe the languages and respective cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany, also known as the Six Celtic Nations.

The English word Celt is modern, attested from 1707 in the writings of Edward Lhuyd whose work, along with that of other late 17th century scholars, brought academic attention to the languages and history of these early inhabitants of Great Britain.

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