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The word 'Celt' comes from the Greek 'Keltoi', their name for a tribe in So.
Gaul (also from the same source, but in Latin). The Romans came to use the
term for any tribe or person from any related culture. In most of Europe it
is pronounced with a hard [k] sound initially, but the French softened it to
[s], and it is from them that this word entered (American, at least) English.
-Pat Crowe, v187ef4y.ubvms