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The words Celt and Celtic can have many meanings.

Pronounced /kel-(tik)/:

  • Celt, either ancient or Modern Celts
  • Celtic languages, descending from the Proto-Celtic language, spoken by these people and their modern descendants
  • Celtic mythology
  • Celtici, Celts from ancient Lusitania (which is now Portugal). (See also Celtiberians for a Celtic people on the Iberian peninsula)
  • Irish music, folk music that started in "Celtic" cultures.
  • Celtic art, art from the "Celtic" culture
  • Celtic Christianity
  • Celtic calendar

The following should only be pronounced /selt(ik)/:


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