Words for mice in Celtic languages.

Proto-Celtic *lukoss = mouse
Old Irish (Goídelc) luch [l͈ux] = mouse, rat
Irish (Gaeilge) luch [l̪ˠʊx / l̪ˠɔx / l̪ˠʌx] = mouse
luchóg = mouse
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) luch [l̪ˠux] = mouse
Manx (Gaelg) lugh [ɫɔx] = mouse
Proto-Brythonic *llug = mouse
*llugod = mice
Middle Welsh (Kymraec) lleyc = shrew, shrewmouse, (field) mouse
Welsh (Cymraeg) llyg = shrew, shrewmouse, (field) mouse
llygod [ˈɬəɡɔd] = mice, rats, shrews, voles
llygoden = mouse, rat, shrew, vole
Middle Cornish logoden, logosan = mouse
Cornish (Kernewek) logos = mice
logosen / logojen = mouse
Old Breton loc = mouse
Breton (Brezhoneg) logod = mice, yarn balls, meatballs, varicose veins
logodenn = mouse

Etymology: unknown, most likely from a non-Indo-European substrate language – only found in Celtic languages [source].

Words marked with a * are reconstructions.

Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag, MacBain’s Dictionary, In Dúil Bélrai English – Old-Irish Glossary, teanglann.ie, On-Line Manx Dictionary, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionnaire Favereau

Here’s a tune I wrote called The Field Mouse’s Delight / Llawenydd Llygoden y Coed:

Wood mice

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