Words for doctor in Celtic languages.
|Irish (Gaeilge)||dochtúir [d̪ˠɔxˈt̪ˠuːɾʲ / ˈd̪ˠʌxt̪ˠuɾʲ] = doctor|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||dotair [dɔhdɛrʲ] = doctor, surgeon, physician|
|Manx (Gaelg)||doghtoor = doctor|
Etymology: from the Latin doctor (teacher, instructor), from doceō (teach), from the Proto-Italic *dokeō (tell, inform, teach, instruct), from the Proto-Indo-European *deḱ- (to take) [source].
|Proto-Celtic||*lī(φ)agi- = doctor|
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||líaig = leech, doctor, physician|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||lia = healer, physician|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||lèigh [ʎeː] = physician, surgeon
lighiche [ʎi.ɪçə] = healer, physician, surgeon
|Manx (Gaelg)||(fer/ben) lhee = (male/female) doctor, physician|
Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European lēg(‘)- (doctor), the same root as the English word leech [source].
|Proto=Brythonic||*meðïg = doctor|
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||meddyg [ˈmɛðɪɡ / ˈmeːðɪɡ] = doctor|
|Cornish (Kernewek)||medhek [mɛðɛk / ‘mɛðɐk] = doctor, physician|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||mezeg = doctor|
Etymology: from the Latin medicus (doctor), from medeor (I heal, cure, remedy), from the Proto-Italic *medēōr (to heal), from the Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure, give advice, heal) [source].
Words marked with a * are reconstructions.