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Celtic connections

A comparison of the six modern Celtic languages

Celtic connections - words that are similar in all or most of the Celtic languages

Cognates that appear in all or most of the Celtic languages

Adjectives | Pronouns | Verbs | People | Animals | Birds | Fish | Parts of the body | Colours | Numbers | Time expressions | Musical terms | Other words

Colours

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
airgead airgead argid arian arghans arc'hant silver
buí buidhe bwee melyn melyn melen yellow
dearg dearg jiarg coch kogh ruz red
donn donn dhone dwn* (brown) gorm melegen
ruzdu
brown, dun
dubh dubh doo du du du black
fionn fionn fynn gwyn gwynn gwenn white, blond
glas glas glass glas glas glas blue, green, grey
gorm gorm gorrym gwrm* blou
(gorm = brown)
gwer
glas
blue, green
liath
(glas)
liath
(glas)
lheeah
(glass)
llwyd
(glas)
glas gris
(glas)
grey
oráiste
flannbhuí
buidhe jiarg-bwee
oranje
oren rudhvelyn orañjez
melenruz
orange
ruadh
rua
ruadh ruy rhudd*
(coch)
rudh ruz red

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Links

Stòr-fhaclan Co-dhàimheil Ceilteach (Database of Celtic cognates)
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/scc/lorg.php

McBain's Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MB2/

Other pages about Celtic languages