Breath

Words for breath in Celtic languages.

Proto-Celtic *anatlā = breath
Old Irish (Goídelc) anál [ˈanaːl] = breathing, breath
Irish (Gaeilge) anáil [əˈnɑːl] = breath, air, influence
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) anail [anal] = breath, wind, pause, respite, rest
Manx (Gaelg) ennal = breath, wind
Proto-Brythonic *anadl = breath
Welsh (Cymraeg) anadl = breath, breathing, respiration.
Cornish (Kernewek) anal [‘anal / ‘ænɐ] = breath
Breton (Brezhoneg) anal = breath, breathing, inspiration, aiming, sighting

Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁- (to breathe) [source].

Words marked with a * are reconstructions.

Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag, teanglann.ie, On-line Manx Dictionary, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionnaire Favereau

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