Plants & Herbs

Words for plants & herbs in Celtic languages:

Proto-Celtic *lussus = medicinal herb, vegetable
Old Irish (Goídelc) lus [l͈us] = plant, herb, vegetable, leek
Irish (Gaeilge) lus [l̪ˠʊsˠ / l̪ˠɤsˠ] = plant, herb
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) lus [l̪ˠus] = plant, vegetable, herb, weed, flower
Manx (Gaelg) lus = leek, vervain, herb, plant
Welsh (Cymraeg) llys(iau) [ɬɨːs / ɬiːs] = vegetable, herb (medicinal / aromatic), pot herb, spice, dried fruit, plant, vegetation, flower, hay, grass, weed, parsnip
Cornish (Kernewek) les = plant
Breton (Brezhoneg) louzaouen = grass, herb, weed, plant

Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European *(h₃)lewbʰ- (leaf) [source].

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

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