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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.


Verbs

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
bee bod bos bezañ to be
déan dèan jean geni to do
to make
fairged* gwneud gul ober
téigh rach goll to go
mynd mos mont
tar
tig
thig tar
çheet
to come
dod
dyfod
dos donet
mair mair to live
to last
to inhabit
to dwell
cónaigh còmhnaich
cummal
byw bewa bevañ
básaigh bàsaich geddyn basse to die
dead
marbh marbh marroo marw merwel mervel
labhair labhair loayrt llefaru leverel lavaret to speak
to say
to talk
to sing
abair abair abbyr
siarad
kewsel kaozeal
can can caayn canu kana kanañ
feic faic faik to see
to be
bhfuil bheil vel gweld gweles gwelet
cluin cluinn cluin clywed klewes klevet to hear
blais blais blasstyn blasu blasa blasa to taste
to smell
bolaigh boladh
codail caidil caddil to sleep
cysgu koska kousket
léigh leugh lhaih llên
darllen
lenna lenn to read
literature
scríobh sgrìobh screeu ysgrifennu skrifa skrivañ to write
ith ith ee to eat
bwyta
debri
dybri
debriñ
ibh ibh iu yfed eva evañ to drink
ól òl oyl
siúil siubhail shooill to walk
cerdded kerdhes kerzhet
rith ruith roie rhedeg resek redek to run
léim leum lheim llamu lamma lammat to jump
seas seas shass sefyll sevel sevel to stand
suigh suidh soie eistedd esedha
sedha
sichañ to sit
nigh nigh niee to wash
folc(tha) golchi golhi gwalc'hiñ
triomú tiormaich chyrmaghey to dry
sychu segha sec'hañ
lorg lorg lorgey to search
track
trace
chwilio hwilas c'houilia
casglu klask to collect
search
research
try
loisc
loscadh
loisg
losgadh
losht
lostey
llosgi leski leskiñ
loskañ
to burn
tacht tachd toghtey tagu
ystagu
taga tagañ to choke
mol mol moyl moli meuliñ to praise
beir beir behr beru berañ to carry
flow
gair gàir guee gair ger ger to acclaim
word

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 and sources

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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