Words for life in Celtic languages.
|Proto-Celtic||*biwotūts = life|
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||bethu = life|
|Middle Irish (Gaoidhealg)||betha = life|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||beatha [ˈbʲahə] = life, to be alive; living, livelihood; food sustenance|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||beatha [bɛhə] = life, existence; victuals, food; livelihood; welcome, salutation|
|Manx (Gaelg)||beaghey = to feed, nourish, nurture, live, maintain, nourishment, foodstuffs, livelihood, nutrition, sustenance|
|Proto-Brythonic||*bïwïd = life|
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||bywyd [ˈbəu̯ɨ̞d / ˈbou̯ɪd] = life, existence; liveliness; lifetime, course of life; living, livelihood, sustenance; wealth, income; reward, gift|
|Cornish (Kernewek)||bewnans [‘bɛʊnans] = life, living|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||buhez = life|
Etymology: from the Proto-Celtic *biwos (alive, living, mortal), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive, living) [source].
Words marked with a * are reconstructions.