To Choke

Words for to choke in Celtic languages.

Old Irish (Goídelc) tachtad = to choke
Irish (Gaeilge) tacht = to choke, strangle, suffocate (verb noun = tachtadh)
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) tachd [taxɡ] = to choke, strangle, throttle, clog (verb noun = tachdadh)
Manx (Gaelg) toghtey = to foul, clog, choke, strangle, throttle, garrotte, jugulate
Welsh (Cymraeg) (ys)tagu = to choke, stifle, suffocate, strangle, throttle, cough
Cornish (Kernewek) taga [‘taga / ‘tægɐ] = to choke, clog, strangle, suffocate
Breton (Brezhoneg) tagañ = to strangle, choke, attack

Etymology: possibly from the Proto-Indo-European *tak- (to be quiet) [source], the same root as the English word tacit [source].

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

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