Family words in Breton (Brezhoneg)

Words for family members and other relatives in Breton, a Brythonic Celtic language spoken mainly in Brittany in the the northwest of France.

Key to abbreviations: m = male, f = female

  Breton (Brezhoneg)
family tiegezh
parents tud / karant
father tad
mother mamm
children bugale
son mab
daughter merc'h
husband gwaz
wife gwreg
brother breur
sister c'hoar
uncle eontr
aunt moereb
cousin kenderv (m)
keniterv (f)
nephew niz
niece nizez
grandparents tudoù-kozh
grandfather tad-kozh
grandmother mamm-gozh
grandchildren mibion
grandson mab-bihan
granddaughter merc'h vihan
grand nephew gou(r)ni
grand niece gou(r)nizez
great grandfather tad-kuñv / gourdad-kozh
great grandmother mamm-guñv / gourvamm
great uncle goureontr
great aunt gourvoereb
father-in-law tud-kaer
mother-in-law vamm-gaer
brother-in-law breur-kaer
sister-in-law c'hoar-gaer

Family words in Celtic languages

Breton, Cornish, Welsh, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic

Family words in other languages

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