Hail

Words for hail in Celtic languages:

Irish (Gaeilge) casair = (shower of) hail
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) casair [kasɪrʲ] = shower, hail
Welsh (Cymraeg) cesair = hail, hailstones
Cornish (Kernewek) keser = hail
Breton (Brezhoneg) kazarc’h = hail
Irish (Gaeilge) cloichshneachta = hail, hailstones
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) clach-shneachd [kl̪ˠax hn̪ʲɛxg] = hail, hailstones
Manx (Gaelg) claghyn sniaghtee = hail, hailstones

Another Welsh word for hail or hailstones is cenllysg.

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

Hail / Cenllysg

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  1. The phrase in Gaelg (Manx Gaelic) claghyn sniaghtee means, specifically, ‘hail stones‘. ‘Hail’ is sniaghtey garroo; literally, ‘rough snow’.

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