Celtic cognates - Numbers

This page contains numbers 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


1 aon aon nane/un un onan unan
2 dha da dau (m)
dwy (f)
dew (m)
diw (f)
daou (m)
div (f)
3 trí trì tree tri (m)
tair (f)
tri (m)
teyr (f)
tri (m)
teir (f)
4 ceathar ceithir kiare pedwar (m)
pedair (f)
peswar (m)
peder (f)
pevar (m)
peder (f)
5 cúig cóig queig pump pymp pemp
6 sia shey chwech hwegh c'hwec'h
7 seacht seachd siaght saith seyth seizh
8 ocht ochd hoght wyth eth eizh
9 naoi naoi nuy naw naw nav
10 deich deich jeih deg deg dek
20 fiche fichead feed ugain ugens ugent
100 céad ceud keead cant kans kant
1,000 míle mìle meeiley mil mil mil


Numbers in Celtic languages

Proto-Celtic, Proto-Brythonic, Old Irish, Old Welsh, Middle Welsh, Gaulish, Breton, Cornish, Cumbric, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh

Numbers in other languages

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Celtic cognates

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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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Stòr-fhaclan Co-dhàimheil Ceilteach (Database of Celtic cognates)

McBain's Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language

Information about Celtic languages

Breton, Celtiberian, Cornish, Cumbric, Gaulish, Irish, Lepontic, Lusitanian, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Tartessian, Welsh


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