Celtic Gaelic Words

Drogo’s Guide to Gaelic (Remnants of an ancient Celtic Language)

Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic), Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)

(An evolved into Am= a, an, the) Ann=in it   -an = plural

Abair (radh)= say          Agus = and, as

Alba = Scotland     Alasdair= Alexander

Abhainn (aving)= River

Am Maireach (amarach) = Tomorrow

An Nochd(nochk)= tonight   An Raoir(rawir)=lastnight

An De = yesterday      Maduinn (ma-ting)= morning

An Drasda= Now         An Seo(sho)= here

Air= On it     Air son= for          Air Falbh= Away, off

Arm = Army         Aran= bread          As = Out, off

Barton = Britain           Blathan (blahan)= flowers

Buail (boil)= strike         Baile (bala)= Town

Boidheach (boyach) = bonnie, beautiful

Boirionnach (borunach)= woman

Bruich (brooech)= boil, cook        Beag, bige(beeka)= tiny

Cearn (-a, -an)=region, corner, kitchen

Creidsinn (kretshing)= believing, thinking

Cuir = put       Caileag (kalag)= girl

Car (cuir)= twist, bend, trick      Co= who

Cor= (coir, cuir)= condition, state

Coille (kyleya), fiodha= wood       Craobh (kroov)=tree

Ceo (kyo)= Mist     Ceum (kaym)= step, walk

Cum (cumail) = keep, hold             Crion = withered

Dail (dalach, dailthean)= riverside meadow

Damhair= October      Dana= bold     Dara= second

Dhachaidh (dachy) =Home   Taigh (taee) =House

Dheas = South       Dheasol= southern

Dion(a) = protect, shelter            Druidh=Druid

Dona = Bad            Math (ma)= Good

Doon = Fort          Do / Gus / chun= To

Dorra= difficult           Doire = grove       Droch = bad

Each = Horse         Ear, Sear= East

Eire (Ire or Erin)= Ireland   Fasa= easier

Fan=stay  Fann(faoon)= weak

Fios (fiss)/Eolas= knowledge       Graidh = Love

Gaidhlig = Gaelic   Gearr= short, cut        Gun=that

Iain = John             Iasg = fish      Iar, Siar= West

Im (eem)=butter

Lugha, beag = smaller, less

Loch (loch)= lake            Leig (lyayk)= let

Mal =rent      Mac= son       Math= (Maa)

Maighstir (maystir)=Master

Mo= my         Mor= bigger         Moran = many

Nollaig (nolig)= Birth / Christmas

Oran = song          Oraid = speech

Pogue = Kiss / Male prostitute

Righ Deorsa (ree jorsa)= King George

Banrigh Ealasaid = Queen Elizabeth

Rug = catch, bore, lay

Seomar(shomar)= room       Sgriobh(skreev)= Write

Seolta (sholta) = wide-awake, cute      Solair = supply

Sid (side) = weather

Sinn (shin)= shall not     Sine (Sheena)= Jean, older

Sion = Something, anything          Sith = peace, quietness

Sgian(skean)= knife        Suidh (sooee)= sit

Siubhail (seubal)= go, walk, die

Slainte (slanche)= (toast to your) health, toast, cheers!

Slighe = way, path, road       Sluagh = people, public

Sneachd (snaech)= snow

Samhuinn (Samna) = November

Samhradh (samhraid) = Summer

Smaoin / Smuain (smooin) = thought

T= ch              Tart = thirst

Tapa Leat/Leibh(layv) = Thank you

Teine = a fire        Teth = hot      Tearlach= Charles

Tir (cheer)= land, country          Tog = lift

Trath (tra)= early

Tuath = North, left, deiseil (against the sun)

Deiseil, deiseal = ready, southward

Ulaidh(e) = Treasure

Ululo (Latin= I howl) Ululatus = Celtic Warcry / Ululare = To Cry or Cheer

Ur = your              Ubh (oo)= Egg

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