To Wash

Words for to wash in Celtic languages.

Proto-Celtic *nigyeti = to wash
Old Irish (Goídelc) nigid = to wash
Irish (Gaeilge) nigh [nʲɪɟ / n̠ʲiː] = to wash
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) [ɲiː] = to wash, cleanse, purify, bathe
Manx (Gaelg) niee = to wash, launder, bathe, pan, flush

Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European *neygʷ- (to wash) [source].

Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag,, On-Line Manx Dictionary

Proto-Celtic *wolk- = wet, milk
Old Irish (Goídelc) folcaid = washes
Irish (Gaeilge) folc(tha) = to bathe, wash, lave; pour down, shed; dip, immerse, submerge
Welsh (Cymraeg) golchi [ˈɡɔlχɪ/ ˈɡɔlχi] = to wash, rinse; burnish; cleanse, purify; flow over or past; coat; beat, thump
Cornish (Kernewek) golhi [‘gɔlhi] = to wash, bathe
Breton (Brezhoneg) gwalc’hiñ = to wash

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Sources: Wiktionary,, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionnaire Favereau

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