galldacht

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n (gallda) ā, f.

(a) foreignness: hence English connection, fashion, ways: a fhir ghlacas an ghalldacht, Ir. Review 1912 472 § 11 . gallbailti gan ghalldacht, Studies 1920 416.z . ar ndul tre tarmchlannughadh ... i ngalldacht becoming English through transplanting, Hy Fiach. 106.6 . tugsat a ngalldacht ar glan-aigneadh they exchanged their English character for . . . Hy Maine 136.6 .

(b) coll. the Englishry, the English settlers: Mac Uilliam Búrc ... cenn ... gaiscidh na Galltachta, AU ii 554.14 .

(c) district occupied by the English: in Ireland The Pale : O Briain Maol do écc don teidhm is in nGalldacht, AFM iv 762.14 (s.a. 1398) . in Scotland the Lowlands: ag sealbhughadh Ghalldachta na hAlban, Keat. ii 5996 . tainic se o na Ghaltacht, Rel. Celt. ii 164.25 .