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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

Fish and other sea creatures

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
iasc iasg eeast pysgod pysk pesked fish
bradán bradan
eo*
iach*
braddan eog
samwn
eghek eog salmon
breac breac breck
brick
brithyll brithel dluzh trout
eascann easgann astan llysywenod sylly silienn
kurzenn
eel
gliomach giomach gimmagh cimwch legest legestr lobster
míol mór mial-mhór meeyl mooar morfil morvil morvil
balum
whale
portán partan partan cranc kanker krank crab
rón ròn
morlo
raun morlo
broch môr
moelrhon
rhôn*
reunig
morleue
leue-mor
seal
ronnach
murlas
maicréal
breac-mhara
reannach
macrail
breck (marrey) macrell brithel brezhell mackerel
scadán sgadan skeddan ysgadan hernenwyn harink herring
siorc siorc
cearban
gobag mhòr
sharkagh morgi
siarc
rinkin shark

Notes

  • * Words with an asterisk are archaic or obsolete
  • The Welsh cognate of breac (GE) is brych (spotted), and the Breton cognate is brec'h (spotted)

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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/

MAGUS: Multilingual Animal Glossary of Unveiled Synonyms
http://www.informatika.bf.uni-lj.si/magus-celtic&basque.html

Other pages about Celtic languages