Words for hair in Celtic languages.
|Proto-Celtic||*woltos = hair|
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||folt [fol͈t] = hair|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||folt = hair, locks, tresses|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||falt [fal̪ˠd] = hair, locks, ringlets, tail|
|Manx (Gaelg)||folt [folt̪] = hair|
|Proto-Brythonic||*gwolt = hair|
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||gwallt [ɡwaːɬt / ɡwaɬt] = hair|
|Old Cornish||gols = hair|
|Cornish (Kernewek)||gols [gɔlz] = hair|
|Old Breton||guolt = hair|
Etymology: from Proto-Indo-European *woltos (hair), from *welH- (to turn, to wind) [source].
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||grúac = hair|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||gruaig [ɡɾˠuəɟ] = hair (mass), locks (of hair)|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||gruag [gruəg] = hair (esp. of female), wig, head of hair, lock of hair|
|Manx (Gaelg)||gruag = hair|
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||blew = hair, hairs, bristles, fur; small fish bones; blade of grass|
|Old Cornish||bleu = hair|
|Cornish (Kernewek)||blew [blɛˑʊ] = hair|
|Old Breton||bleuou = hair|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||blev = hair, bristles, fish bones|
The words most commonly used for hair are: gruaig (Irish), falt (Scottish Gaelic), folt (Manx), gwallt (Welsh), gols (Cornish), blev (Breton).
Words marked with a * are reconstructions.