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Celtic cognates

Celtic cognates

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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.


Colours

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
airgead airgead argid arian arghans arc'hant silver
bán bàn bane bân* white, pure
buí buidhe bwee yellow
melyn melyn melen yellow
corcra corcar porffor purpur pourpré purple
dearg dearg jiarg red
crimson
donn donn dhone dwn* brown, dun
dubh dubh doo du du du black
fionn fionn fynn gwyn (m)
gwen (f)
gwynn gwenn white, blond
geal geal gial gell gell gell white
bright
brown
bay
glas glas glass glas glas glas blue, green, grey
gwyrdd gwyrdh
gwer
gwer green
gorm gorm gorrym gwrm* gorm
(brown)
uurm*
(dark)
blue, black
ór òr airh aur owr aour gold
liath liath lheeah llwyd loos loued grey
rua ruadh ruy rhudd* rudh ruz red

Note

The usual Welsh word for red is coch. It has no cognates in other Celitic languages, and comes from the Latin coccum (a scarlet berry), which is also the root of coccinus (scarlet, scarlet-dyed), from which comes the English word cochineal, and related words in other languages [source].

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/

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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