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, with definitions, pronunciation, etymologies - includes the modern Celtic languages, older versions of these languages, such as Middle Welsh, Old Irish, and their extinct and reconstructed relatives and ancestors, including Gaulish, Celtiberian, Proto-Brythonic and Proto-Celtic.

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.


Birds

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
(Latin)
éan eun eean edn*
aderyn
edhen evn bird
chick
fowl
labous
fuiseog uiseag ushag bird
(sky)lark
(alauda)
ehedydd
hedydd
evidit* ehuedez*
ahwesydh alc'hweder
bran bran brân bran bran crow
raven
crake
grebe
feannóg feannag fannag
fiach fitheach feeagh gwyach
clamhán àrmhaigh shirragh bwncath bargos baou buzzard
(buteo buteo)
cnagaire cnag snoggeyder cnocell (y coed)
caseg
kasek kazeg koad woodpecker
(piciformes)
coileach coileach kellagh ceiliog kulyek kilhog cockerel
rooster
cearc cearc kiark hen
chicken
eireog eireag earrag iar yar yar
colm
colmán
calman
colman
calmane
colmane
colomen
clomen
kolom koulm
koulom
pigeon
dove
(columba)
pichon
corr corra coar crychydd kerghydh kerc'heiz (grey) heron
stork
crane
crëyr *querhair
druid druid truitlag drudwy trojen tred
tridig
starling
(sturnus vulgaris)
eala eala olla(y) alarch alargh alarc'h swan
(cygnus)
fáinleog
áinleog
fainnleag
ainnleag
gwennol gwennol gwennel swallow
swift
martin
gabhlán
gabhlán gaoithe
gòbhlan
gobhlan-gaoithe
gollan
gollan geayee
faoileán
faoileog
faoileann
faoileag
foillan
foilleig
fooilleig
gwylan golan gouelan seagull
(larus)
gèadh guiy gwydd goedh gwaz goose
(anser
branta
)
gealbhan gealbhonn gialloon
giallun
giallyn
jallyn
golfan golvan golvan sparrow
(passer domesticus)
sparroo
aderyn y to
iolar iolair urley eryr er erer eagle
(aquila)
lacha lach laagh duck
swan
tonóg tunnag thunnag
aí, a(o)i ai hwyaden hos houad
lon dubh
céirseach
lòn-dubh lhondoo mwylachen
aderyn du
molgh dhu moualc'h blackbird
(turdus merula)
scréachóg sgreuchag screeaghag sgrech y coed kegin kegin jay
(garrulus glandarius)
seabhac seabhag shawk
shirragh
hebog
gwalch
hok gwalc'h falcon
hawk
fabhcún faolchon ffawcwn
ffawlcwn
falghun falc'hun
snag breac
meaig
athaid pieanat pioden piasenn pig magpie
(pica pica)
spideog brù-dhearg
nighidh
pigidh
roban-roid
spittag brongoch rudhek boc'hruz robin
(erithacus rubecula melophilus)
comhachag cuan kowann
cowan
kaouenn owl
ulchabhán ullaid hullad oula
cailleach oíche cailleach-oidhche caillagh oie
tylluan toud
gwdihŵ

Geirfa Natur (Nature Glossary) - words for animals, birds, fish and other creatures in the modern Celtic language (Excel format, provided by Gwyn Harrison)

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, with definitions, pronunciation, etymologies - includes the modern Celtic languages, older versions of these languages, such as Middle Welsh, Old Irish, and their extinct and reconstructed relatives and ancestors, including Gaulish, Celtiberian, Proto-Brythonic and Proto-Celtic.

Notes

[top]

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:

 

If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.

Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.