Goídel

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Brythonic ancestor of Welsh Gwyddel (Irishman), from Proto-Celtic *wēdu- (wild), from Proto-Indo-European *weydʰ- (wood, wilderness) (compare Old English wāþ (hunt)).[1]

Medieval Irish traditions, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn, trace the origin of the Goídels to an eponymous ancestor, Goídel Glas, but this is not held to be the actual etymology of the word.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡoːi̯ðʲel/

Noun[edit]

Goídel m

  1. Gael

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 408