Family words in Cornish (Kernewek)

Words for family members and other relatives in Cornish, a Brythonic Celtic language spoken mainly in Cornwall in the the southwest of Britain.

Key to abbreviations: m = male, f = female

  Cornish (Kernewek)
family teylu / týlu
parents parens
father tás / tas
mother mamm
children fleghes
son mab
daughter myrgh
husband gour
wife gwrek
brother broder
sister hwoer / whór
uncle ewnter
aunt modrep
cousin kenderow (m)
keniterow (f)
nephew noy
niece nith
grandfather keugh
grandmother dama-wynn
grandchildren floghwyn
grandson mab-gwynn
granddaughter myrgh-wynn
grand nephew noy-gwynn
grand niece nith-wynn
great grandfather tas-kuv
great grandmother mamm-guv
great uncle gorewnter
great aunt gorvodrep
father-in-law sira-da
mother-in-law dama dha
dama dre lagha
brother-in-law broder da
broder dre lagha
sister-in-law hwoer dha

Family words in Celtic languages

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

Family words in other languages

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