The verb to be in Celtic languages.
|Proto-Celtic||*butā = to be|
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||both = to be|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||bí = to be, to exist|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||bì [bi] = to be, to exist|
|Manx (Gaelg)||ve = to be|
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||bod [boːd] = to be|
|Cornish (Kernewek)||boz [bɔ:z] = to be, to become, to exist|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||bezañ = to be|
Note: this verb is irregular in all the Celtic languages, and some of the different conjugations come from different roots.
Etymology: from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuh₂- (to become, grow, appear) [source].
Words marked with a * are reconstructions.