Celtic cognates - Sea Creatures

This page contains words for fish and other sea creatures that are cognate in all or most of the six modern Celtic languages.

Click on the English versions that are links and you will be taken to the Celtiadur, where you can see what each word means, and how some of them are pronounced. There are also details of related words and expressions, and words in older versions of the Celtic languages, such as Middle Welsh and Old Irish. More Celtic Cognates


Sea creatures

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
iasc iasg eeast Wysg fish
pysgod pysk
pesk
pesked fish
bradán bradan braddan salmon
eo
eog
eog eghek eog salmon
samon
samwn
sowman somon salmon
breac breac breck
brick
brych
brychyn
brychiad
trout
speckled
brithyll brithel brezel trout
mackerel
truth dluzh trout
eascann easgann astan llysywen
'slywen
sylli silienn eel
gliomach giomach gimmagh cimwch legest legestr lobster
muirmil*
míol mór
mial-mhór
muc-mhara
meeyl mooar morfil morvil morvil
balum
whale
portán partan partan cranc kanker krank crab
rón ròn raun moelrhon
moelrhawn
reun reunig seal
morlo morlo morleue seal
ronnach
murlas
maicréal
breac-mhara
reannach
macrail
breck (marrey) macrell brithel brezhell mackerel
scadán sgadan skeddan ysgadan hernenwyn harink herring
siorc siorc
cearban
gobag mhòr
sharkagh morgi
siarc
rinkin shark

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

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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.

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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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