Celt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Celt a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Celt (Archæol) A weapon or implement of stone or metal, found in the tumuli, or barrows, of the early Celtic nations.
    • n Celt sĕlt; kĕlt One of an ancient race of people, who formerly inhabited a great part of Central and Western Europe, and whose descendants at the present day occupy Ireland, Wales, the Highlands of Scotland, and the northern shores of France.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n celt A member of one of the peoples speaking languages akin to those of Wales, Ireland, the Highlands of Scotland, and Brittany, and constituting a branch or principal division of the Indo-European family. Formerly these peoples occupied, partly or wholly, France, Spain, northern Italy, the western parts of Germany, and the British islands. Of the remaining Celtic languages and peoples there are two chief divisions, viz., the Gadhelic, comprising the Highlanders of Scotland, the Irish, and the Manx, and the Cymric, comprising the Welsh and Bretons; the Cornish, of Cornwall, related to the latter, is only recently extinct.
    • n celt In archaeology, an implement or weapon widely used among primitive and uncivilized races, and having the general form of a chisel or an ax-blade. In the eighteenth century the name was given to the stone and bronze implements of this general shape, without careful consideration of their probable uses. The stone celts are all of a form more or less closely resembling the head of a hatchet, differing only in being sometimes fiatter and with a longer cutting edge, sometimes of a section nearly circular, pointed at one end, and coming abruptly to an edge at the other. The bronze celts, the forms of which are very varied, may be divided into three principal classes: First, chisel-shaped blades without sockets, but with raised rims on each side forming a pair of grooves, apparently intended to retain a wooden handle fitted on in the direction of the length of the blade; these may be considered as spades intended for agricultural labor. Second, chisel-shaped blades, having a deep socket at the end opposite the cutting edge, and usually fitted with a loop or pierced ear on one side. Third, blades, also with a socket, but shorter and broader; these, which have often been called ax-heads, are thought rather to be ferrules for the butt-end of spear-shafts and the like, the edge enabling them to be driven into the ground. See amgarn, paal-stab, pot-celt, and socket-celt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Celt selt a cutting instrument of stone or bronze found in ancient barrows.
    • n Celt selt one of the Celts, an Aryan race, now represented by the Bretons, the Welsh, the Irish, and the Scottish Highlanders—also Kelt
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Celtae, Gr. Keltoi` Ke`ltai, pl.: cf. W. Celtiad, one that dwells in a covert, an inhabitant of the wood, a Celt, fr. celt, covert, shelter, celu, to hide
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Celtæ; Gr. Keltoi or Keltai.

Usage

In literature:

Moulds for casting celts in this way have been found in Ireland.
"The Bronze Age in Ireland" by George Coffey
Where then, it may be asked, shall we find the pure Celt?
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
So with my little Celts.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
Celts and Germans alike became Belgo-Romans, and adopted the trade and the institutions of their conquerors.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
There is no tendency to prognathism, as in some of the Celts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Bruce himself and Angus Og, with the men of Carrick and the Celts, were in the rear.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Article "Celts" in Hastings's Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (Edinburgh and New York, 1911).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
When the country was conquered by the Celts we do not know.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
While, again, some people say there are Celts among them, with Irish characteristics and Irish words.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Willard Glazier comes of the mixed blood of Saxon and of Celt.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
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In poetry:

The Briton and the Celt
Are gathering side by side;
What ocean cannot part,
That man shall not divide.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
Before him time-wrought barriers fall,
Old fears subside, old hatreds melt,
And, stretching o'er the sea's blue wall,
The Saxon greets the Celt.
"Channing" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Celt in all his variants from Builth to Ballyhoo,
His mental processes are plain—one knows what he will do,
And can logically predicate his finish by his start;
But the English—ah, the English!—they are quite a race apart.
"The Puzzler" by Rudyard Kipling
In telegraphic sentences half nodded to their friends,
They hint a matter's inwardness—and there the matter ends.
And while the Celt is talking from Valencia to Kirkwall,
The English—ah, the English!—don't say anything at all.
"The Puzzler" by Rudyard Kipling
Aye, this very hand that trembles thro' this very line,
Lay hid, ages gone, in the hand of some forefather Celt,
With a sword in its grasp, if stronger, not truer than mine,
And I feel, with my pen, what the old hero's sworded hand felt --
"Song Of The Deathless Voice" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Our dead are not dead who have gone, long ago, to their rest;
They are living in us whose glorious race will not die --
Their brave buried hearts are still beating on in each breast
Of the child of each Celt in each clime 'neath the infinite sky.
"Song Of The Deathless Voice" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

The original Halloween story dates back to the superstitious Scottish Celts who lived in Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Celt duo heads to Germany.
A key component for such plays is focus, something the Saxon defense repeatedly found the Celts lacking in last week's game.
On most drives, Celt quarterback Hayden Gosling was scrambling for room or getting run down for a loss at least once.
Celt duo heads to Germany.
Everything Scottish takes center stage on Jan 22, as the Golden Triangle Celts at Three Generations Tea Room celebrate the birthday of Robert (Robbie) Burns.
Cherokee, Celts and crafts: Area festivals offer variety of fun activities.
Sixers, Celts start home-and- home in Philly.
Jeff Green scores 16 points in return as Celts fall in Turkey.
Celts mashed in Mich. 2012-13, all-time individual highs.
Celts run out of town.
Gopher running game will test Celt defense.
Known as "The American Celt," singer/songwriter Red McWilliams has entertained crowds throughout the US and the United Kingdom and will headline the 2012 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival.
Celts send Joseph back to Red Claws.
Afro Celt Sound System POD Real World By Stacy Meyn.
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In science:

Hogyan lehet a szimul´aci´os param´etereket ´ugy hangolni, hogy a t¨omegrenorm´al´od´ast megfelel˝ok´epp kezelni tudjuk? Ha csak egyetlen t¨omegparam´eterr˝ol lenne sz´o, pr´ob´algat´assal is el´eg gyorsan c´elt ´erhetn´enk, ebben a bonyolultabb esetben azonban ez a megold´as nem j¨on sz´oba.
Az elektrogyenge f\'azis\'atmenet (The electroweak phase transition)
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