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Goedelic Dictionaries

Pan Goedelic/Old Irish

Dictionary of the Irish Language
Royal Irish Academy (1983)
A listing of Old Irish and Middle Irish vocabulary with etymology. Each page is microspocically reduced much like the condensed Oxford English Dictionary.
http://www.dil.ie/index.asp

MacBain's Etymological Dictionary
MacBain, Alexander (1896) Reprints fom Gairm & Hippocrene
For Scottish Gaelic, but cites cognates for Irish and Irish as well as for Welsh and other neighboring languages. Reprints available fom Gairm Publications.

McBain's Online
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MB2/index.html (Ceantar)

Ceantar Gaelic Dictionaries Online
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/

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Irish

Foclóir Póca (Pocket Dictionary)
Published by An Gum
A pocket-sized bilingual dictionary with transctiptions in IPA format.

English-Irish Dictionary
Published by An Gum
English to Irish only, but very comprehensive. Published by An Gum

Ceantar Search
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/search.html
Pull from "Gramadach Lexicon"

Foclóra agus liostaí focal Gaeilge ar an Idirlíon (SMO)
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaeilge/focloiri/
Links to online dictionaries and specialized word lists. From Sabhal Mór Ostaig.

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Scottish Gaelic

MacBain's Etymological Dictionary
MacBain, Alexander (1896) Reprints from Gairm & Hippocrene
An etymologicaly dictionarty which cites cognates for Irish and Irish as well as for Welsh and other neighboring languages.

Online MacBain's:
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MB2/index.html (Ceantar)

Gaelic Dictionary
Maclennan, Malcom (1925) Reprints from Acair/Mercat
Another older Gaelic dictionary with etymological information. Reprints available from Acair/Mercat out of Cornwall.

Faclair Gàidhlig - Beurla (Gaelic to English) http://www.sst.ph.ic.ac.uk/angus/Faclair/

Ceantar Search
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/search.html
Pull from "MacBain" and "MacFarlane"

Faclairean Gàidhlig (SMO)
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/
Links to online dictionaries and specialized word lists. From Sabhal Mór Ostaig.

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Manx

Ceantar Fockleyr Gaelg - Baarle
Kelly, Phil (1993) Printed Privately

Online Kelly's Fockleyr Gaelg-Baarle:
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/Manx/index.html

Ceantar Search
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/search.html
Pull from "Kelly" Online edition of Phil Kelly's dictionary.

Fockleyr Gailckagh as Baarlagh (general dictionary)
Kelly, J. (1977) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh

Old and Middle Irish

Dictionary of the Irish Language
Royal Irish Academy (1983)
A listing of Old Irish and Middle Irish vocabulary with etymology. Each page is microspocically reduced much like the condensed Oxford English Dictionary.

Old Irish Verbs and Vocabulary
Greene, Antony (1995) Cascadilla Press
Includes verbal parasigms for common verbs and a glossary for common Old Irish vocabulary.

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Brythonic

Welsh

Geriadur Mawr (Great Dictionary)
Published by Gomer Press
A comprehensive Welsh-English and English-Welsh dictionary which includes archaic terms. Legend has it that that both halves were publiched after winning their respective Eisteddfod contests.

Collins Suprrel Pocket Welsh Dictionary (1960,1991)
Harper Collins (1960, 1991)
Decent pocket dictionary for Welsh. Others are more comprehensive though.

Geriadur Prifysgol Cymru/A Dictionary of the Welsh Language
(1921- ) University of Wales Press
An extremely comprehensive dictionary which has been undergoing compilation since 1921(the last entry was just recently drafted). Available in multiple volumes. Details are available at http://www.aber.ac.uk/~gpcwww/

Mark Nodine Welsh-English Lexicon
http://www.cs.brown.edu/fun/welsh/LexiconForms.html
Part of an online Welsh course.

Lampeter Geiriadur Ar-lein
Cymraeg-Saesneg/Cymraeg-Saesneg

http://cymraeg.lamp.ac.uk/geiriadur/

Y Termiadur Cymraeg-Saesneg/Cymraeg-Saesneg(Bangor)
http://geiriadur.bangor.ac.uk/termiadur/index.aspx?lang=en (English Interface)
http://geiriadur.bangor.ac.uk/termiadur/index.aspx?lang=cy (Rhyngwyneb Cymraeg)

Geriadur Cymraeg-Almaeneg (Welsh-German)
http://www.compling.hu-berlin.de/~johannes/dict/cymraeg/
URL may wrap

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Breton

Agente Bretagne Presse (French-Breton)
http://www.agencebretagnepresse.com/dico/dico.cgi

Ofis ar Brezhoneg/Office de la langue bretonne (French-Breton)
http://www.ofis-bzh.org/bzh/ressources_linguistiques/index.php

Dictionnaires étymologique du breton
Deshayes, Albert (2003) Douarnenez: Le Chasse Marée. ISBN 2-9142-0825-3

(Grand) Dictionnaire du Breton Contemporain
Favereau, Francis (1993, 1994) Skol Vreizh
A comprehensive French-Breton dictionary.

Elementary Breton-English Dictionary
Delaporte, R. (1986) Cork University Press
Elementary English-Breton Dictionary
Delaporte, R. (1990) Mouladurioù Hor Yezh, Lesneven
Both are written by R. Delaporte, and together combine for a useful bidirectional mini dictionary. Probably the best Breton-English dictionaries currently available. More comprehensive French-Breton dictionaries are available.

Dictionnaire breton-français du dialecte de Vannes. (Vannetais)
Ernault, Emile (1919, 1991) Brud Nevez (1991)

A Dictionary of Old Breton
Fleuriot, Léon, Claude Evans trans (1985), Prepcorps, Toronto

Dictionnaire du vieux-breton
Fleuriot, Léon (1985), Prepcorps, Toronto

Geiriadur bach, Llydaweg-Cymraeg. (Breton-Welsh)
Williams, Rita (1990) Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth

Geiriadur Cymraeg-Llydaweg: Geiriadur Kembraeg-Brezhoneg. (Breton Welsh)
Williams, Rita (1990) Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth

See also http://iws.ccccd.edu/grooms/llgrbzh.htm for a list

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Cornish

New Cornish Dictionary (1938)
Nance. R. (1938). Reprints from Cornish Publications.
A comprehensive dictionary by R. Nance with verb and mutation tables from 1938. Reprints available from Cornish Publications.

English-Cornish Dictionary / Gerlyver Sawsnek-Kernowek (2000)
Williams, Nicholas (with Michael Everson)
1st Edition: Agan Tavas, Redruth
2nd Edition: Everson Gunn Teoranta, Dublin

Over 25,000 words included. Unified Cornish Revised Orthography.

Gerlyver Kernewek -Sawsnek
http://www.pauldavies.net/cornish/lexicon.cfm

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Other

Indo-European

Pokorny Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, Vol. 1-2 (Indo-European etymological dictionary)
Pokorny, Julius. (1951-69) A. Francke
The standard listing of Indo-European roots with citations for Old Irish and other Celtic languages. Not exaclty cheap.

The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Watkins, Calvert (1985, 2001)
An inexpensive Indo-European root listing, but concordance is for English only (also Greek and Latin roots). Can be used for Celtic indirectly.

A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages
Buck, Carl Darling (1949) University of Chicago Press.
This dictionary presents word sets by theme (e.g. animals, parts of body) in the daughter Indo-European languages. The Celtic languages are typically cited and some etymologies are given.

Your Dictionary

http://www.yourdictionary.com/languages.html
Lists dictionaries for 260 languages, including Celtic languages

 
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