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Celtic cognates

Celtic cognates

Adjectives | Conjunctions | Pronouns | Verbs | People | Animals | Birds | Fish | Parts of the body | Colours | Numbers | Time expressions | Musical terms | Other words

Celtiadur - a collection of Celtic cognates (includes definitions, pronunciation, etymologies, and older Celtic languages).

Words marked with an asterisk are archaic and/or used only in place names. The Cornish words shown are in the Standard Written Form (Furv Skrifys Savonek) of Cornish. The Breton words are in Peurunvan/Modern Standard Spelling.


Animals and other creatures

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
ainmhithe ainmhidh   anifail enyval aneval animal
beast
asal asal assyl asyn asen azen donkey
ass
art* arth   arth arth arzh bear
broc broc brock broch brogh broc'h badger
cat cat kayt cath cath kath cat
connín coinean conning cwningen konin c'honikl rabbit
dobahrcú dobhar-chù dooarchoo dwrgi dyfrgi dowrgi dourgi otter
fia fiadh feeaih deer
stag
cáirrfhiadh càirfhiadh çharroo carw karow karv
gabhar gobhar goayr gafr gavar gavr goat
gráinneog gràineag graynoge hedgehog
iora feòrag gwiwer gwiwer gwiñver squirrel
luch
luchóg
luch lugh llyg
llygoden
logosenn logodenn mouse
shrew
faol*
faolchú
faol
faol-chù
filliu wolf
bled* blaidd bleydh bleiz
muc muc muc mochyn (sg)
moch (pl)
hogh
mogh
moc'h pig
nathair nathair aarnieu neidr nader naer snake
seangán seangan sniengan ant
morgrugyn moryon merion
sionnach sionnach shynnagh fox
llwynog lowarn louarn
eallach eallaidh ollagh cattle
cow
booa buwch bugh buoc'h
tarbh tarbh tarroo tarw tarow tarv bull
lao laogh lheiy llo leugh leue calf
capall cabbyl ceffyl kefel horse
stallion
margh marc'h
each
láir làir laair mare
caseg kasek kazeg
searrach searrach sharragh foal
ebol ebel ebeul
caora caora keyrrey sheep
dafad davas dañvad
reithe reithe rea ram
hwrdd hordh
uan uan eayn oen oen oan lamb
coo ci ki ki dog
hound
madra
madadh
madadh moddey
gass
gast
gast gast bitch
coiléan cuilean quallian colwyn kolyn kolen puppy

Celtic cognates

Adjectives | Conjunctions | Pronouns | Verbs | People | Animals | Birds | Fish | Parts of the body | Colours | Numbers | Time expressions | Musical terms | Other words

Celtiadur - a collection of Celtic cognates (includes definitions, pronunciation, etymologies, and older Celtic languages).

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Links

Stòr-fhaclan Co-dhàimheil Ceilteach (Database of Celtic cognates) http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/scc/lorg.php

McBain's Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MB2/

MAGUS: Multilingual Animal Glossary of Unveiled Synonyms http://www.informatika.bf.uni-lj.si/magus-celtic&basque.html

A comparison of the six modern Celtic languages

Celtiadur - a dictionary of Celtic cognates

Information about Celtic languages

Breton, Celtiberian, Cornish, Cumbric, Gaulish, Irish, Lepontic, Lusitanian, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Tartessian, Welsh, Celtic language pages, Links, Celtic cognates, Celtiadur


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