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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 | Trees | 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.


Words for people, relatives and professions

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
pobail pobaill pobbyl pobl pobel pobl people
community
muintir muinntir mooinjer
slua sluagh sleih llu lu lu people
horde
force
duine duine dooinney dyn den den man
husband
person
fear fear fer gŵr gour gour
bean bean ben benyw
menyw
ben
benyn
e-ben woman
wife
frac* gwraig gwrek gwreg
mac mac mac mab mab mab son
boy
iníon nighean inneen
'neen
daughter
girl
smarach
(lad)
merch myrgh merc'h
buachaill buachaill bochilley bugail bugel bugel boy
child
shepherd
bard bàrd bard bardd bardh barzh bard
poet
file filidh feelee seer
poet
rìgh ree rhi ri* king
brenin bretyn*
bryntyn*
brientin*
mechdeyrn
mychdeyrn
machdeyrn
metern
myghtern
machtiern*
roue
tiarna tighearna çhiarn teyrn tern* tiern lord
ruler
king
cailleach cailleach caillagh old woman
hag
witch
frac* gwrach gwragh gwrac'h
dochtúir dotair doghtoor doctor
physician
surgeon
healer
lia lèigh
lighiche
lhee
meddyg medhek mezeg
saor saor seyr saer ser craftsman
carpenter
mason

Celtic cognates

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

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

Notes

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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

Information about Celtic languages

Breton, Celtiberian, Cornish, Cumbric, Gaulish, Irish, Lepontic, Lusitanian, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Tartessian, Welsh


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