To Jump

Words for to jump in Celtic languages.

Proto-Celtic *lanxsmen = to jump
Old Irish (Gaídelc) léimm [l͈ʲeːmʲ] = to jump, leap
Irish (Gaeilge) léim [l̠ʲeːmʲ] = to jump, leap, bound, start, fly up
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) leum [l͈ʲeːm] = to jump, leap, bound, spring, hop, skip
Manx (Gaelg) lheim = to jump, leap, spring, hop, buck, vault, limp, start, pounce, bound, bounce
Welsh (Cymraeg) llamu [ɬamɨ / ɬamɪ] = to jump, leap, bound, spring, stride, skip, hop, dance; well up (with tears); throb, shoot, beat, flutter; jump over
Cornish (Kernewek) lamma [‘lam:a] = to jump, hop, leap
Breton (Brezhoneg) lammat = to leap, jump, rush, beat


Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European *legʷh- (light [weight]) [source].

Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag,, On-Line Manx Dictionary, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionnaire Favereau

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