Words for Easter and related words in Celtic languages.


Old Irish (Goídelc) Cásc = Easter
Irish (Gaeilge) Cáisc [kɑːʃc / kæːʃc] = Easter
Domhnach Cásca,Cáisc Shona duit = Happy Easter
ubh Chásca = Easter egg
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) A’ Chàisg [əˈxaːʃgʲ] = Easter
Càisg nan Iùdhach = Passover
Dihaoine na Càisge = Good Friday
ugh na Càisge = Easter egg
A’ Chàisg sona = Happy Easter
Manx (Gaelg) Caisht = Easter
caisht ny hewnyn = Passover
Jerdein Caisht = Maunday Thursday
Jeheiney Caisht = Good Friday
Laa Caisht = Easter Day
Caisht sonney dhyt! = Happy Easter!
Middle Welsh (Kymraec) Pasc, Passc = Easter
Welsh (Cymraeg) Pasg = Easter, Passover
Pasg yr Wyau = Easter Sunday
wy’r Pasg = Easter egg
Pasg hapus = Happy Easter
Pasg yr Iddewon = Passover
Cornish (Kernewek) Pask [pʰaːsk, pʰask] = Easter, Passover
Pask Lowen = Happy Easter
Breton (Brezhoneg) Pask = Easter, Passover
Pask Seder = Happy Easter

Etymology: from the Late Latin pascha (Passover, Easter), from Ancient Greek πάσχα (páskha – Passover), from Aramaic פסחא‎ (paskha – Passover), from Hebrew פֶּסַח‎ (pesaḥ -Passover). [source].

Happy Easter in many languages

Words marked with a * are reconstructions.

Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag, Online Manx Dictionary, Teanglann.ie, eDIL – Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionaire Favereau, TermOfis

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