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Mike Adams wrote:
> The Celts (from the Greek KELTOI meaning like forgeigners or like, I
I believe that "Keltoi" is actually the Greek equivelent for what the
Celts called themselves. C. Iulius Caesar wrote in his "Gallic Wars":
"The whole of Gaul is divided into three parts; of these one is
inhabited by the Belgae, a second by the Aquitani, and the third by a
people called Celts in thier own language and Gauls in ours."
This would seem to indicate that "Celt" was a Celtic word and not Greek.
As far as I know, nobody really knows the origins of the name. I have
read a theory that it means "hidden people" and is supposedly related to
the word "Kilt", but I don't know how reliable that is.
Alba Gu Brath!
John W. Leys, J.S.P.S., F.L.S.
The Lord Byron HomePage -
The Leys Family HomePage -
(Researching: Leys, Ross, Lang, Doyle, Tinsley, et al)
"There is something Pagan in me that I cannot shake off.
In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything."
- George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron (1788-1824),
In a Letter to Francis Hodgson dated 4 December 1811.