Words for right & south in Celtic languages.
|Proto-Celtic||*dexswos = right (side), south|
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||dess = right (side), right-hand; south; right, just; convenient, agreeable|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||deas [dʲasˠ / dʲæsˠ] = south, southerly, to the south; right, right-hand|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||deas [dʲes] = south; southern; right (side); ready, finished; accomplished, expert, skilful; active, alert, quick, snappy; to hand, handy; clever, sharp; deft, dexterous|
|Manx (Gaelg)||jesh = rightwing, righthand, starboard;nice, smart, felicitous, elegant, ready, tidy, groomed, adept, neat, seemly, becoming, suitable, fancy, trim
jiass [d͡ʒas] = south, southern, southerly, southward
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||deau = right; south, southern
de [deː] = south; dexterous, skilful, clever; ready; useful, handy; suitable, appropriate, proper, right, just; favourable, auspicious
|Cornish (Kernewek)||dyhow [dɪ’hɔʊ / də’hɔʊ] = south|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||dehou = right, south|
From Proto-Indo-European *deḱswo-, from *deḱs- (right-hand side).
Words marked with a * are reconstructions.