Death

Words for death in Celtic languages.

Proto-Celtic *bāstom / bāssom = death
Old Irish (Goídelc) bás [baːs] = death
Irish (Gaeilge) bás [bˠɑːsˠ / bˠæːsˠ] = death
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) bàs [baːs] = death, decease, demise
Manx (Gaelg) baase [bɛːs] = death

Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European *gʷeh₂- (to go) [source].

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

Proto-Celtic *marwos = dead
Old Irish (Goídelc) marb = dead; mortified, insensible, spiritually dead; inanimate; stagnant (water)
Irish (Gaeilge) marbh [ˈmˠɑɾˠəvˠ / ˈmˠarˠuː / ˈmˠarˠu] = dead person, death, defunct
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) marbh [marav] = dead person, the dead
Manx (Gaelg) marroo = dead, lifeless, inanimate, glassy (look), muggy, dull, dud, stagnant, defunct, mortified, slaughtered, departed, deceased, killed, extinct
merriu = dead men, departed souls
Proto-Brythonic *marw = dead
Welsh (Cymraeg) marw = dead, deceased, inanimate
marwolaeth = death, decease, demise; suffering, tribulation; deadly plague or pestilence, fatal disease
Cornish (Kernewek) mernans = death
Breton (Brezhoneg) marv = death

Etymology: from Proto-Indo-European *mer- (to die, disappear) [source].

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

Proto-Celtic *ankus = death
Old Irish (Goídelc) éc = death
Irish (Gaeilge) éag = Death, numbness, powerlessness
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) eug [eːg] = death, Death, ghost, spectre
Middle Welsh (Kymraec) angheu = death
Welsh (Cymraeg) angau = death, decease, demise, annihilation, cessation, mortal danger
Old Cornish ancou = death
Cornish (Kernewek) ankow = death
Old/Middle Breton ancou = death
Breton (Brezhoneg) ankow = death

Etymology: from Proto-Indo-European *nek̂- (to perish, disappear) [source].

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

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