Words for old in Celtic languages.
|Proto-Celtic||*senos = old|
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||sen = old|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||sean [ʃanˠ] = old, aged, mature; senior, ancestor; long-established, old fashioned; great, exceeding|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||sean [ʃɛn] = old, aged, elderly; former|
|Manx (Gaelg)||shenn = old, stale, aged, former, time-fusty, inveterate, ancient, vintage, veteran, old-established, olden, antiquarian, worn, elderly, consecrated, archaic, ex, senile, long-standing|
|Proto-Brythonic||*hen = old|
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||hen [heːn] = old, aged; ancient, antique, pristine, former; inveterate, chronic; original; senior, elder; stale, mouldy, musty, fusty|
|Cornish (Kernewek)||hen [hɛ:n / he:n] = old, archaic, long-standing|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||hen = old, ancient|
Possibly from the Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old).
Words marked with a * are reconstructions.