Faclair Gàidhlig - Beurla
Gaelic - English Dictionary


c'
for : c, ce, cia, where?
c
for : c'ite, where?
cab
nm. g.v. caib; pl. caib, mouth, gab, indentation
cbag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, a cheese
cabar
nm. g. -air; pl. -air, couple of a house roof, rafter, deer's antlers, a heavy pole, caber
cabhag
nf. g.d. -aig, haste, hurry
cabhagach
a. in haste, hurried
cabhair
va. cabhair, help, assist, aid, relieve
cabhair
nf.ind. help, assistance
cabhlach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, a fleet, navy
cabhsair
nm. pl.+ean, causeway, pavement
cabrach
a. branchy, antlered
cch
nm. g. chich, the rest, the others
cach a chile
phr. each other
cachaille
nf. pl.+an, a gate
cadal
nm. g.v. -ail, sleep
cadalach
a. sleepy, drowsy
cadhag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, jackdaw
cagailt
nf. pl.+ean, hearth
cagainn
va. -nadh, chew, gnaw, masticate
cagar
nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, a whisper
cagnadh
v.n. chewing, gnawing, masticating
cagnas
See cagainn
caibe
nm. pl.+annan or +achan, spade
caibideil
nm. pl.+ean, chapter
caidil
vn. cadal, sleep
cil
See cl
cil
nf. g.+e; pl.+tean, appetite, taste, disposition, constitution, condition
cailbh
See calbh
cailc
nf. g.+e, chalk
cailc
va. chalk
caile
nf. pl.+an, a hussy, quean, girl, wench
cileachd
nf.ind. appetite, natural endowments, nature, genius
caileag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, little girl (L.Sc. lassie)
cilean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, a husk of grain
Cailean
pnm. g.v. -ein, usually given as the equivalent of Colin
cileiginn
nf. somewhat, something
cailin
nf. pl.+ean, girl, damsel
caill
vn. lose
cailleach
nf. g.d. -ich; pl.+an, old woman
cailleach-oidhche
nf. owl, inflected on the first element as : cailleach
caillteach
a. ruinous, causing loss
Caimbeulach
pnm. g.v. -aich, pl. -aich, a Campbell; a. of or belonging to the Campbells
caimean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, mote
cin
va. traduce, revile
cin
nf. g. -e, tribute, tax, a fine, rent
cineadh
v.n. traducing, reviling
cinich
va. impose a tax, tribute or fine
cainnt
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, speech, conversation, language
caiptean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, captain
cir
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, a gum
cairbh
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, carcase, dead body
cirean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, a gum
cirdean
n.pl. See caraid
cirdeas
nm. g.v. -eis, friendship
cirdeil
a. friendly
cirich
va. repair, mend, lay
cairt
nf. g. cartach; pl.+ean, cart
cairt
nf. g. cartach; pl.+ean, bark, chart, card
cairtealan
nm. pl. quarters, lodgings
cairtear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, carter
caisbheart
nf. g.d. -eirt, footgear
cise
nm.ind. cheese : cis-bhalg, cheese-bag
caisg
va. check, stop, restrain, quench, quell, curb
Cisg
nf. g.+e, Easter, Passover feast
caismeachd
nf. pl.+an, an alarm, signal, march tune, war song
caisteal
nm. g.v. -eil; pl.+an, castle
Caisteal Bhlir
pnm. Castle Blair; inflected on the first element
caisteal-deiridh
nm. poop of a ship; inflected on the first element
Caisteal-nuadh
pnm. Newcastle; inflected on both elements
caisteal-toisich
nm. forecastle of a ship; inflected on the first element
c'ite
phr. where?
caitean
nm. g.v. -ein, shag, nap of cloth, ruffled surface
caith
va.+eamh, cast, wear, spend, exhaust
caithe-beatha
nf. behaviour, moral conduct
caithream
nm. g.v. -eim, shout of joy or triumph, joyful noise
cl
nm. g.v. cil, colewort, kale : cl ceirtleach, cabbage
cala
nm. pl.+chan, harbour, haven
calaman
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, dove, pigeon
calanas
nm. g.v. -ais, wool-working, lint-working
calbh
nm. g.v. cailbh; pl. cailbh, head, headland, cape
calc
va. ram, drive, caulk; cram
calg
nm. g.v. cuilg; pl. cuilg, awn, beard of corn, bristle, prickle
calg-dhreach
a. perfectly straight, direct
call
nm. g. -a; v. chaill, loss, damage, detriment : air chall, lost
callaid
nf. pl.+ean, hedge; lurking place; cap
callaid-bhrin
nf. funeral wail, elegy; inflected on first element
callda
a. tame, domesticated
calldach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, loss, damage, detriment
calldachd
nf.ind. loss, damage, detriment
calltuinn
nm. hazel
Calluinn
nf. New Year's day
calma
a. bold, staunch, resolute, brave
calpa
nm. pl.+nnan, calf of the leg; calpannan, haulyards
Calum
pnm. g.v. -uim, rendered in English `Malcolm'
cam
a. crooked, distorted, bent, blind of one eye
camag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, a curl; a comma
caman
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, club for shinty or golf, a shinty
camanachd
nf.ind. shinty playing, the game of shinty
cam-bheul
nm. wry mouth; inflected on second element
camhal
nm. g.v. -ail; pl. -ail, camel
camhanaich
nf. the dawn, twilight
camp
nm. g. -a; v. chaimp; pl.+annan, camp
campaich
va. encamp
campar
nm. g.v. -air, vexation, grief, uneasiness
Camus-choinnich
pnm. Cambuskenneth; inflected on first element
can
va.+tainn, say, sing, titter, speak
cnain
nf. pl.+ean, a language
cantainn
v.n. saying, singing, speaking
caoch
a. empty, hollow, blind
caochail
va. and vn. caochladh, change, alter, die
caochan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, rivulet, streamlet, thin spout
caochlach
a. changing, inconstant
caochladh
v.n. changing, altering, dying
caog
va. wink, take aim by shutting one eye
caogadh
v.n. winking
caoidh
nf. g.+e, weeping, lamenting, lamentation
caoidh
va. weep, mourn, bewail
caoile
nf.ind. thinness, slenderness, leanness, narrowness
caoilead
nm. g. -eid, degree of above
caoimh
See caomh
caoin
va. weep, lament
caoin
a. kind, mild, dry
caoinich
va. dry as hay, dry by exposure; sooth
caol
a. thin, lean, slender, narrow
caolaich
va. make slender, attenuate
caolas
nm. g.v. -ais; pl.+an, a strait
caomh
a. kind, gentle, benign, tender, meek
caomhag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, mild or kind woman
caomhail
a. gentle, mild, kind, affectionate
caomhain
va. -nadh, spare, save, reserve
caomhnadh
v.n. saving, sparing, reserving, economy, frugality
caomhnar
See caomhain
caonnag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, fight, skirmish, fray
caora
nf. g.+ch; d.+ich; v. chaora; pl.+ich; g.pl. chaorach, a sheep
caoraich
See caora
caoran
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, a fragment of peat
caorann
nm. g.v. -ainn; pl. -ainnean, rowan berry, rowan tree
car
somewhat, before an adj. : car coltach ri, somewhat like
car
nm. g.v. cuir; pl. cuir, turn, twist, trick, fraud : an caraibh a chile, wrestling : car mar char (turn) over and over : car greis, during a short interval of time
carach
a. deceitful, tricky, wily, winding, turning
carachd
nf.ind. motion, movement, wrestling
carachd
nf.ind. deceit, cunning, wiliness, quirkiness
cradh
v.n. mending, repairing
caraibh
dat.pl. of car : dol an caraibh a chile, going to contend or wrestle with each other
caraich
va. move, stir
craich
va. place to or against, apply
caraid
nm. pl. cirdean, friend, relation
craid
nf. pl.+ean, a pair, couple, married couple
carantas
nm. g.v. -ais, kindness, friendliness
carbad
nm. g.v. -aid; pl.+an, carriage, chariot
crd
va. card wool, cotton or lint
Cardros
pnm. Cardross
crn
nm. g.v. cirn; pl. cirn (L.Sc. cairn) a heap, a pile
crn
va. heap, pile
carrachan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, frogfish, the fish commonly called `shoemaker'
carragh
nf. g.d. -aigh; pl. -aighean, rock, pillar, monument
carraig
nf. g.+e, or cairge; pl.+ean, rock
Carraig
pnf. Carrick
c' ar son
phr. why, for what reason?
cart
va. clean, muck, cast out
cas
nf. g. coise; d. cois; pl.+an, foot, leg, shaft, haft : casan deiridh, hindlegs : casan toisich, forelegs
cs
nm. g.v. cis; pl.+an, difficulty, emergency, trying situation
cas
va. gnash, to close upon, oppose, thwart
cas
a. steep, rash, passionate
casad
nm. g.v. -aid, cough
casag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, long coat
casaid
nf. pl.+ean, complaint, accusation
casan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, path, road
cas-chrom
nf. g. coise-cruime; d. cois-chruim; pl. casan croma, a kind of spade
casd
va. casdaich, cough
casg
nm. for casgadh, stopping, opposing, closing
casgair
va. -airt and -radh, slay, mangle, massacre
casgradh
nm. g.v. -aidh, massacre
cas-ruisgte
a. barefoot
cat
nm. g.v. cait; pl. cait, cat
cath
nm. g.+a; v. chaith; pl.+an, fight, battle, fighting contest
cth
nf. g. cithe; d. cith, husks of corn, chaff
cathag
See cadhag
cathair
nf. g. -rach; pl. -raichean, chair
cathair
nf. g. -rach; pl. -raichean, city
cathair-thalanta and -thalmhainn
nf. plantain, yarrow; inflected on the first element
cthar
nm. g.v. -air; pl. -air, mossy ground, mountain bog
ce
who, what?, why?, how?
c
nm. g. cithe, cream
c
nm.ind. the earth : an cruinne c, the terrestrial globe
cead
nm.ind. leave, permission
ceadaich
va. permit, allow
caird
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, trade, handicraft
cealg
nf. g. ceilge; d. ceilg, deceit, treachery, hypocrisy
cealgach
a. deceitful, treacherous, hypocritical
cealgair
nm. pl.+ean, deceiver, hypocrite, rogue
cealgaireachd
nf.ind. fraud, hypocrisy
ceall
nf. g.d. cill; pl. cilltean, church, cell
ceana
whither? See ciona
ceanail
a. mild, loving, kindly
ceanalta
a. mild, amiable, kind
ceangail
va. -al, tie, fasten, bind
ceangal
nm. g.v. -ail; pl. -laichean, tie, bond, fastening, binding
ceanglaidh
will tie. See ceangail
ceann
nm. g.v. cinn; pl. cinn, head, end, chief, extremity
ceannaich
va. buy, purchase
ceannairc
nf. rebellion, sedition
ceannairceach
a. rebellious, seditious
ceannard
nm. g.v. -aird; pl.+an, commander, chief, leader
ceannas
nm. g. -ais, superiority, headship, chieftainship, the upper hand
ceann-bheart
nm. g.v. -bheirt; pl.+an, headpiece, headgear
ceann-cinnidh
nm. head of a clan, chief; inflected on the first element
ceann-feachd
nm. general; inflected on the first element
ceann-feadhna
nm. chief, leader; inflected on the first element
ceann-fine
nm. chieftain, head of a clan; inflected on the first element
ceannlaidir
a. headstrong, obstinate
ceannsaich
va. subdue, quell, tame, conquer, keep under
ceann-teagaisg
nm. g.v. cinn-th-; pl. cinn-th-, subject, text
ceann-uidhe
nm. g.v. cinn-; pl. cinn-, end of a journey
ceap
va. catch, stop, intercept
cearb
nf. g. cirbe; d. cirb; pl.+an, rag, tatter
cearbach
a. ragged, tattered, awkward
cearc
nf. g. circe; d. circ; pl.+an, hen
cearcall
nm. g.v. -aill; pl.+an, circle, hoop, ring
cearc-fhraoich
nf. g. circe-fr-; d. circ-fhr-; pl. cearcan-fr-, moorhen, female grouse
cearc-thomain
nf. partridge; inflected as cearc-fhraoich
card
nm. g.v. cird; pl.+an, tinker, any class of smith
cardach
nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, smithy
carn
nf. g.+a; d. cirn; pl.+an, quarter, region
carr
a. wrong, left-handed
ceart
a. right, same, proper, certain : a cheart cho, quite as, equally : anns a' cheart ite, in the (very) same place : cearta cmhla, all at once, together
ceart
nm. g.v. ceirt, right, justice, propriety
ceartaich
va. rectify, adjust, put to rights
ceartair
in the phr. : an ceartair, just now
ceartas
nm. g.v. -ais, justice, equity
ceasnaich
va. catechise, examine
ceathach
nm. g.v. -aich, mist, fog
ceathairne
nf.ind. peasantry, yeomanry, portion of population fit for warfare
ceatharnach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, kerne, stout, trusty peasant
ceatharnas
nm. g.v. -ais, heroism
ceathramh
nm. g.v. -raimh; pl.+an, fourth part, stanza, quatrain
ceathramh
num. the fourth
ceathrar
nm. and f. g.v. -air, four persons collectively
ceigeach
a. squat, shapeless, clumsily formed
ceigean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, thick short man
ceigeineach
a. podgy, squat
ceil
va.+tinn and cleith, conceal, hide
cile
nm. spouse, companion, partner, fellow
ceilear
nm. g.v. -eir, singing or chirping of birds; light, lively music
ceilearadh
nm. g.v. -aidh, carolling, singing
ceilg
See cealg
cilidh
nf. pl.+ean, gossiping, visiting
cill
See ciall
cin
a. far, distant, remote; also cian
cir
nf. g.+e, wax
ceirsle
nf. d. -idh; pl.+an, ball of worsted, clew of yarn (better ceirtle)
ceist
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, question, controversy
ceist
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, darling, regard
ceistear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, catechist
Ceit
pnf. Kate
citean
nm. g.v. -ein, May, beginning of summer
ceithir
num. four
ce
nm. mist, fog
ceban
nm. g.v. -ain, small drizzling rain
cebanach
a. dewy, misty, drizzly
cel
nm. g.v. ciil, music
celmhor
a. musical, tuneful
Cesag
pnf. g.d. -aig, meaning the `bunchy one'
ceud
num. hundred; first : ceudan, hundreds : an ceud and a' cheud, the first
ceudna
the same, before mentioned : mar an ceudna, similarly, likewise, also
ceum
nm. g.v. cim; pl.+annan, step, pace, degree
ceus
va. crucify, torture
ceutach
a. becoming, elegant, beautiful
ceutaiche
a. more becoming, more elegant, more beautiful
cha
not; precedes v. beginning with con. except f
cha mhr
almost : cha mhr nach faodar a rdh, it may almost be said
cha mhr nach
almost
cha 'n
not; precedes v. beginning with vow. and fh
cha robh ann ach
there was but
chaidh
va.irr. went, happened, was, has passed : chaidh aca air, they succeeded : chaidh dha, it happened to him
cheana
phr. word for : air cheana, already
chile
each other, one another, both : bhuail iad a chile, they struck one another : dh' fhalbh iad le chile, they went away together : coltach ri chile, like one another
ch
va.irr. will or shall see
chionn
for : a chionn, because
chtear
va.irr. will or shall be seen
chtheadh
va.irr. would or should see
chthinn
va.irr. I would see
cho
equally, as, so : cho math ri sin, as good as that
chuala
va.irr. heard
chuca
prep.pron. to them
chugad
prep.pron. to you, s.
chugaibh
prep.pron. to you, pl.
chugainn
prep.pron. to us
chugam
prep.pron. to me
chuice
prep.pron. to her
chuid
in : aon chuid, neither (with the neg.)
chuige
prep.pron. to him
chuireadh
was put, would put, was invited. See cuir
chuireas
will put. See cuir
chuirinn
va. I would put. See cuir
chum
phr. word for : a chum, to, for, for the purpose of, in order to, so that
chun
unto, until : chun a' bhaile, unto the town
chunnaic
va.irr. saw
cia
for : ce, which? what? : cia as, whence : cia meud, how much, how many
ciabh
nf. g. -a; pl.+an, lock of hair
ciad
num. See ceud
cial
nm.ind. side or brim of a vessel
ciall
nf. g. cille; d. cill, meaning, sense, understanding
ciall
nf. g. cille; d. cill, darling
ciallach
a. sensible, discreet, judicious
ciallaich
va. signify, mean
ciamar
for : ceamar, how? in what way? in what manner? in what state or condition? : ciamar a tha thu, how are you?
cian
a. cine, remote, foreign; also cin
cianail
a. -ala, melancholy, pensive
cianalas
nm. g.v. -ais, melancholy, dullness, pensiveness
ciar
a. cire, dusky, dark-grey or brown
ciatach
See ceutach
cileadair
nm. pl.+ean, trustee, agent
cill
nf. g.+e; pl.+tean, church, cell, burying-ground. See ceall
Cill-earna
pnf. Killearn
Cill-rbhinn
pnf. St. Andrews
cineal
nm. g.v. -eil; pl. -eilean, offspring, clan, species
cinn
va.+tinn, grow, increase, spring from
cinn
See ceann
cinneach
nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, nation
cinneadh
nm. g.v. -idh; pl. -idhean, clan, tribe, kin
cinneas
nm. g.v. -eis, growth, increase, crop, growing thing
Cinn-gharrloch
pnm. Kingairloch
Cinn-rois
pnm. Kinross
cinnt
nf. g.+e, certainty
cinnteach
a. certain, sure, evident, positive : cinnteach as, certain of it
cinntinn
v.n. growing, increasing, prospering
Cinn-t-sile
pnm. Kintail
cob
nf. g.+a, a mountain grass
cobair
nm. pl.+ean, shepherd
coch
nf. g. cche; d. cch; pl.+an, woman's breast
cocras
nm. g.v. -ais, keen longing, excessive desire, greediness
ciod
what? : ciod , what is it?
cion
nm. want, desire, esteem, love
ciona
whither. See ceana
cionn
nm. head : os cionn, above, overhead : a chionn, because : o chionn tri lithean, three days ago
cionnas
how? in what way or manner? by what means?
cionta
nm. pl.+n, guilt, sin
ciontach
a. guilty
ciontaich
va. transgress, be guilty of
ciorram
nm. g.v. -aim; pl.+an, disaster, mishap
cosaich and cosnaich
va. subdue
ciotach
a. lefthanded, sinister, awkward
cr
va. comb, tease, as wool
cr
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, comb, cud, crest of a cock
cirb
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, corner. See cearb
circe
See cearc
cs
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, tax, tribute
ciste
nf. pl.+achan, chest, coffin
ciil
See cel
ciin
a. calm, peaceful, mild, smooth, placid
ciin
vn. become quiet; become calm
ciineas
nm. g.v. -eis, calm, peacefulness, quietness
ciinich
va. render quiet, assuage, appease, calm, pacify
cirr
va. hurt, injure
clach
nf. g. cloiche; d. cloich; pl.+an, stone
clachair
nm. pl.+ean, mason, builder of stones
clachan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, hamlet, village. See clach
clacharan
nm. g. -ain; pl.+an, stonechat
clach-meallain
nf. g. cloiche-meallain; d. cloich-mheallain; pl. clachan-meallain, hailstone
cladach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, shore
cladh
nm. g.v. claidh; pl.+annan, graveyard, churchyard, burying-place
cladh
nm. g.+a, spawn
cladh
va. cladh, spawn
cladhach
v.n. g. -aich, digging
cladhaich
va. cladhach, dig
clag
nm. g.v. cluig; pl. cluig, bell
claidheamh
nm. g.v. -eimh; pl. claidhmhnean, sword
claigeann
nm. g.v. -inn; pl. claignean, skull
clais
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, ditch, furrow, groove
clisteachd
nf.ind. hearing, the sense of hearing
clistinn
nf. hearing, listening, hearkening
clann
nf. g. cloinne; d. cloinn, children, clan
Clann Chamshroin
pnf. the Clan Cameron
Clann Mhic Rath
pnf. the Clan Macrae
claoidh
va. vex, oppress, annoy, torment
claon
a. inclining, squint, oblique, partial
claon
va. incline, go aside, squint
claon-bhreith
nf. pl.+ean, unjust judgment, prejudice
clr
nm. g.v. clir; pl. clir, board, tablet, lid, any smooth surface or plane
clr-aodainn
nm. the forehead, the face; inflected on first element
clrsach
nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, harp
clrsair
nm. pl.+ean, harper
cleachd
va. and vn. accustom, practise, use
cleachdadh
v.n. practice, use, custom, habit
cleachdainn
nm. pl.+ean, practice, use, custom, habit
cleamhnas
nm. g.v. -ais, affinity, or relationship by marriage
cleas
nm. g. -a; pl.+an, trick, playful trick, feat
cleasachd
nf.ind. play, pastime, sleight of hand
clireach
nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, clerk, writer
clit
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, flake of snow, downy feather
cleith
v.n. concealing, hiding
cleitheachd
nf.ind. concealment, secrecy, skulking
cleca
nm. pl.+nnan, cloak, mantle
cl
a. left-handed, awkward : an car cl, the left-hand turn
cl and clth
nf. g.+e, vigour, strength
cliabh
nm. g.v. clibh; pl. clibh, creel, hamper, basket, man's chest
clath
nf. g. clithe; d. clith; pl.+an, hurdle, harrow
cliathach
nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, the side of the body; slope of a hill
cliath-lth
nm.ind. a section of a `ceol-mr' tune on the bagpipe
clis
a. nimble, quick, sudden
clisbeachd
nf.ind. lameness, unsteadiness
clisg
va. and vn. start, leap through fear
clisgeadh
v.n. startling : a chlisgeadh, instantly
cliste
a. dexterous, nimble, swift, agile, expert
clisteachd
nf.ind. dexterity, agility, expertness
cli
nm. fame, honour, praise, renown, reputation
cl and cldh
nm. g.+dha; v. clidh; pl. clidhean, a print, printing press
clobha
nm. pl.+chan, pair of tongs
clo-bhuail
va. -bhualadh, print
clogaid
nm. pl.+ean, helmet
cloich
See clach
climh
nf. g.+e and clmhach; d. climhidh, wool, down of feathers
cloinne
See clann
closach
nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, carcass, dead body
clth
nm. g.+a; pl. clithean, cloth
cluain
nf. g.+e; pl.+tean, green plain, meadow, pasture
cluaise
See cluas
cluan
nf. g.d. cluain; pl.+tan. See cluain
cluas
nf. g. cluaise; d. cluais; pl.+an, ear, lug, handle of dish
cluasag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, pillow
cldan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, clout, tatter
cluich
nm. g.+e; pl.+eannan, play, playing, a game
cluich
va. cluich, play
cluigean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, pendicle, bell, drop
cluinn
va.irr. hear, listen, hearken
cluinntear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, hearer, listener
cluinntinn
v.n. hearing : ri (and r'a) chluinntinn, to be heard
cluip
va. cheat, deceive
cluip
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, deceit
cluipear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, a cheat, deceiver
cnag
nf. g.d. cnaig; pl.+an, peg, pin, knob, thowlpin
cnimh
nm. g. cnmha; pl. cnmhan, bone
cnmh
va. chew, gnaw, corrode, waste, digest
cnmh
v.n. chewing, gnawing, corroding, wasting, digesting
cnmhach
a. bony
cnmhan
See cnaimh
cnap
nm. g.v. cnaip; pl.+an, lump, knob, little hill
cnatan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, a cold
cnead
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, moan, sigh, groan
cneap
nm. g.v. cneip; pl.+an, button, bead, pebble
cneas
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, skin, waist
cneasda
a. humane, modest, temperate, ominous
cn-bholg
nm. g.v. -bhuilg; pl. -bhuilg, nut bag
cnoc
nm. g.v. cnuic; pl. cnuic or +an, knoll, hillock
cnocan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, diminutive of cnoc
cnth and cn
nf. pl. cnothan, nut. See cnth
cnuac
nf. g.d. cnuaic; pl.+an, lump, head
cnuasaich
va. collect, investigate, ponder
cnuasanach
a. given to collecting or investigating
cnuic
See cnoc
cnuimh
See cruimh
cnuimheag
See cruimheag
cnth
nf. g.+a; pl.+an, nut. See cnth
c
interr.pron. who? what? c air bith, whoever
co
equally, as; also cho
cobhair
va. cobhair, relieve, help, aid, assist. See cabhair
cobhair
nf. g. -rach, succour, help
cobhar
nm. g.v. -air, foam, froth
ccaire
nm. pl.+an, cook
cochull
nm. g.v. -uill; pl. -uill, husk, hood
codach
See cuid
co-dhibh
phr. nevertheless, at any rate, whatever, whichever, whether
cog
va. fight, carry on war
cogadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, war, warfare, fighting
cogais
nf. pl.+ean, conscience
cogull
nm. g.v. -uill, tares, cockle
coibhneil
a. kind, mild, lenient
cig
num. five; also cig
cignear and cignear
nm. and f.g. -eir, five persons collectively
coigreach
nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, stranger, foreigner
coileach
nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, cock
coileach-dubh
nm. g. coilich-dhuibh; pl. coilich-dhubha, black cock
coileach-frangach
nm. g. coilich-fhrangaich; pl. coilich-fhrangach, turkey cock
coileach-fraoich
nm. g. coilich-fhraoich; pl. coilich-fhraoich, moor cock, grouse cock
coileach-gaoithe
nm. g. coilich-ghaoithe; pl. coilich-ghaoithe, weather cock
coille
nf. pl. coilltean, wood, grove, forest
Coille-chreathnaich
pnf. Killiecrankie
coilltean
See coille
coimeas
va. coimeas, compare, liken
coimeas
nm. g.v. -eis; pl.+an, comparison
coimheach
a. foreign, strange
coimhead
nm. g. -id, looking, watching, observing
coimheadachd
nf.ind. attending, convoying
coimhearsnach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, neighbour
coimhearsnachd
nf.ind. neighbourhood
coimhlion
a. perfect, complete, as many as
coimhlionta
a. complete, mature, fulfilled, come to man's estate
coimhthional
See comh-thional
coin
See c
coinean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, rabbit
coingeis
a. indifferent about, independent
coingheall
nm. g.v. -ill; pl. -ill, loan
coinne
nf. pl. -idhean, meeting, assemblage
cinneach
nf. g.v. -ich, moss, fog
coinneal
nf. g. coinnle; d. coinneil; pl. coinnlean, candle
coinneamh
in the phr. : mu choinneamh, before, or in front of : mu choinneamh an doruis, opposite the door : 'na choinneamh, against him, to meet him
coinnich
va. meet, encounter
coinnlear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, candlestick
cir
a. decent, honest, just, civil
cir
for : comhair, nf. vicinity, contiguity
cir
nf. g. crach; pl. craichean, right, justice, claim, title : is cir dhuit, bu chir dhuit, you ought
coirbeachd
nf.ind. dourness, perverseness, crossness
coirbte
a. corrupt, perverse, wicked
coirce
nm. g. corca, oats, corn
coire
nm. pl.+achan, pot, cauldron, kettle; corrie
coire
nf. pl.+annan, fault, blame, guilt, harm
coireiginn
in the phrase : air choireiginn, of some kind, some
coirich
va. blame, reprove, reprimand
cirneal
nm. g.v. -ileir; pl. -ilearan, an army colonel
cois
See cas
coiseachd
nf.ind. walking
coisich
va. -eachd, walk, travel on foot
coisiche
nm. pl.+an, walker, pedestrian
coisinn
va. cosnadh, win, earn, gain
coitcheann
a. common, public, general
coitich
va. coax, press one to take something, urge
colann
nf. g.d. -ainn; pl.+an, body, trunk of the body
colbh
nm. g.v. cuilbh; pl. cuilbh, column, pillar, plant stalk
colg
nm. g.v. cuilg; pl. cuilg, wrath, rage, fierce look, prickle, awn, bristling
colgail
a. with bristles up, martial
colgarra
a. wild, menacing
coltach
a. like, probable : coltach ri, like to : car coltach ri, somewhat like
coltaich
va. compare, liken
coltas
nm. g.v. -ais; pl. -ais, likeness, likelihood, appearance, resemblance
com
nm. g.v. cuim; pl. cuim, body, cavity of the chest, trunk of the body
coma
a. indifferent, regardless : coma-co-dhibh, indifferent as to which, all the same to, careless as to which of them, nevertheless
comain
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, obligation : 'nad chomain, under obligation to you, in your reverence
coma leat
phr. never mind, pay no heed to
comas
nm. g.v. -ais, power, ability, authority
comasach
a. able, capable
comhachag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, owl
comhair
nf.ind. direction, tendency : fa chomhair an sl, before their eyes : an comhair a chinn, headlong : an comhair a chil, backwards
comhairle
nf. pl.+an, advice, counsel
comhairleach
nm. g.v. -ich; pl.-ichean, counsellor, councillor
comhairlich
va. advise, counsel
comh-aontaich
vn. acquiesce, agree
comharradh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, sign, token, mark
comharraich
va. mark, point out, distinguish
comharraichte
a. notable, remarkable, marked
comhart
nm. g.v. -airt; pl.+an, dog's bark
comhartaich
nf. barking of a dog
cmhdach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, covering, clothing, dress
cmhdaich
va. cover, clothe, dress
cmhdhail
nf. g. -alach; pl.+ean, meeting, interview
comh-dhin
va. -dhnadh, conclude, bring to an end
comh-dhnadh
v.n. g. -aidh, conclusion, end
comh-fhoghar
nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, consonant
comh-fhreagair
vn.+t and -radh, correspond, suit, agree
comhfhurtachd
nf.ind. comfort, consolation
cmhla
a. together, in company : cmhla ri, along with
cmhlaich
va. meet, intercept, oppose
cmhnadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, help, aid
cmhnard
a. level, even, plain
cmhnuidh
nf. pl.+ean, dwelling, habitation : an cmhnuidh, habitually : a chmhnuidh, dwelling
cmhradh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, conversation, dialogue
cmhrag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, battle, combat, fight
cmhraig
va. cmhrag, fight, combat
comh-shamhluich
va. compare together
comh-sheas
vn. -amh, consist in
comh-thional
nm. g.v. -ail; pl.+an, assembly, congregation
companach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, companion, associate
comunn
nm. g.v. -uinn; pl. -uinn, company, a society, fellowship, intercourse
con
See c
cnlach
nf. g.d. -aich, straw, fodder, hay, stubble
connadh
nm. g.v. -aidh, firewood, fuel
cnsaich
va. contend, dispute
cnspaid
nf. pl.+ean, dispute, strife
cop
nm. g.v. coip, foam, froth, spume
copag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, dockweed
copan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, cup
copar
nm. g.v. -air, copper
cor
nm. g. coir, condition, state, situation : air chor 'sam bith, on any condition
corc
nf. g. cuirce; d. cuirc; pl.+an, knife, whittle
crd
vn. agree
Crdag
pnf. g.d. -aig, meaning `agreeable one'
crn
nm. g.v. cirn; pl. cirn, drinking horn
corp
nm. g.v. cuirp; pl. cuirp, body, corpse
corporra
a. bodily, corporeal
corr
nf. g.+a; pl.+an, heron, crane
crr
nf.ind. overplus, excess, odds : a' chrr, the rest, remainder
crr
a. odd, eminent, extraordinary; corra, when prefixed : corra h-aon, an odd one : crr uair, at odd times
corra-biod
nm. attitude of readiness to start
corrach
a. steep, precipitous
corrag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, finger
corra-ghriothach
nf. g.d. -aich, pl. corran-griothach, heron, crane
corran
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, reaping hook, sickle
corruich
nf. anger, rage, wrath, ire
crsa
nm. pl.+chan, coast, shore
cos
See cas
cs
nm. g.v. cis; pl.+an, hollow, recess
cosd
va. cosd, spend, waste
cosdas
nm. g.v. -ais, expense, cost
coslach
a. like, resembling
coslas
nm. g.v. -ais; likeness
cosmhuil
a. like, resembling
cosnadh
See coisinn
cosnar
See coisinn
cta
nm. pl.+ichean, coat
cothaich
va. win, earn, contend, strive
cothrom
nm. g.v. -uim; pl.+an, opportunity, fairplay, justice, equipoise
cothromach
a. fair, just, equitable, level
crbhach
a. pious, religious
crbhadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; devotion, piety, religion
crdh
nm. g. cridh, pain, anguish, torment
crdh
va. torment, pain, vex, harass
craiceann
nm. g.v. -inn; pl. craicnean, skin
cridhteach
a. tortured, miserable, grievous, afflicted, causing pain
cridhteachd
nf.ind. distress of mind or body, vexation, misery
crmhan
nm. g.v. -ain, constant scolding or grumbling, bickering
crann
nm. g.v. croinn; pl. croinn, tall tree, mast, plough, doorbolt
crann
va. bolt, bar, adjust doorbolt
crannag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, pulpit, perch
crann-athair
nm. plough (constellation); inflected on the first element
crannchur
nm. g.v. -uir; pl.+an, lot, fortune, casting lots
craobh
nf. g. craoibhe; d. craoibh; pl.+an, tree
Craobh in : A' Chraobh
pnf. Crieff
craobhadh
nm. streaming
craobh-sgileadh
nm. shade imparted by trees
craoibhe
See craobh
craos
nm. g.v. craois; pl.+an, gaping mouth, maw
crath
va. shake, wave, brandish
cr
nf.ind. clay
creach
va. harry, rob, plunder
creach
nf. g. creiche; d. creich; pl.+an, plunder, pillage
creachadair
nm. pl.+ean, robber, plunderer
creachann
nm. g.v. -ainn, summit of a rock, hard rocky surface
creadha
nf. clay. See cr
creag
nf. g. creige; d. creig; pl.+an, rock, crag
Creag-bhrnaid
pnf. Craigbarnet; inflected on first element
creathach
nf. g.d. -aich, brushwood for fuel
creid
vn. creidsinn, believe
creideamh
nm. g.v. -imh; pl.+an, religious belief
creideas
nm. g.v. -eis, credit, good repute
creideasach
a. trustworthy, credible
creidsinn
nm. believing
creig
See creag
creuchd
nf. g.+a; pl.+an, wound, a sore
creud
nf. g.+a; d. crid; pl.+an, creed
creutair
nm. pl.+ean, creature, being
criathair
va. -radh, sift
criathar
nm. g.v. -air; pl. -ran, sieve, riddle
criathraidh
See criathair
crch
See croch
cridhe
nm. pl.+achan, heart
cridheil
a. -ala, hearty
croch
nf. g. crche; d. crch; pl.+an, end, close, limit, boundary
crochnaich
va. bring to an end, or close
criom
va. pick, bite, nip
criomadh
v.n. picking, nibbling, biting
criomag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, bit, piece
crioman
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, bit, piece
cron
a. crne, little, withered, shrivelled, mean
cronach
nf. g.d. -aich, brushwood, withered branches
crios
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, belt, girth, girdle
Crosd and Crosda
pnm. Christ
Crosdaidh
nm. pl.+ean, a Christian
criothnaich
va. shake, tremble
crith
vn. crith, shake, tremble, quiver : air chrith, trembling, shaking, quivering
cr
nm. g. crtha; pl. crithean, fold, eye of a needle
crth
va. confine in a fold or pen, gather in
croch
va. hang, suspend
crochan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, pot hook
crodh
nm. g.v. cruidh, cattle
crg
nf. g. crige; d. crig; pl.+an, clumsy hand, fist, paw
crog
nm. g. -a; v. chroig; pl.+achan, a jar, crock
crogan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, dim. of crog
cric-cheann
nm. an antlered head; inflected on the second element
croich
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, gallows, gibbet
crois
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, cross, misfortune
croit
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, croft, hump
croitear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, crofter
crom
a. cruime, arched, bent, crooked, curved, bowed
crom
va. bend, stoop, bow
cromadh an speur
phr. vault of the sky
cromag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, a crook, any little crooked thing
croman
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, kite
crom-bhileach
a. having a bent bill; inflected on second element
cron
nm. g.v. croin, harm, mischief, evil, fault, defect, blame, imputation
cronaich
va. rebuke, reprove, blame
cronail
a. harmful, hurtful, pernicious
crnan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, croon, purling sound, hum
crosda
a. cross, fretful, peevish, ill-natured
crotal
nm. g.v. -ail; lichen called cudbear
cruach
nf. g. cruaiche; d. cruaich; pl.+an, a heap, pile, stack
cruach
va. heap, build into stacks
Cruachan Beann
pnm. Ben Cruachan
cruadal
nm. g.v. -ail; pl. -ail, hardihood, hardship
cruadalach
a. hardy, enduring, brave
cruadhaich
va. harden, parch, kiln-dry
cruaiche
See cruach
cruaidh
nf. g. cruadhach, steel
cruaidh
a. hard, difficult, severe
cruaidh-chs
nm. g.v. -chis; pl.+an, predicament, peril, adversity
cruathas and cruas
nm. g.v. -ais, hardness, rigour, hardihood
crb
va. sit, squat, crouch
crbach
a. lame, cripple
crban
nm. g. -ain, crouching attitude : 'na chrban, crouching
crubh
nm. g. -a; pl. -an, horse's hoof
crdh
va. shoe as a horse
crudha and crubha
nm. g. cruidhe; pl. cridhean, horse's shoe
cruimh
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, worm
cruimheag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, small worm
cruimh-shionnachain
nf. glowworm; inflected on first element
cruinn
a. round, spherical, globular, succinct, assembled
cruinne
nm.ind. the globe, world
cruinneag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, trig, tight lassie
cruinnich
va. gather, assemble, collect, convene
cruinn-leum
nm. pl.+annan, standing jump, bound
crisgean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, lamp, cruizie, jug
cruit
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, crowd or harp
cruitear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, crowder or harper
cruitheachd
nf.ind. form, conformation; the creation, universe
cruithear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, creator
crn
nm. g.v. crin; pl. crintean, crown, five shilling piece
crn
va. crown
cruth
nm. g. -a; v. chruith; pl.+an, form, shape, figure
cruthachadh
v.n. creating, creation
cruthaich
va. create
c
nm. g. coin; d. c; v. choin; pl. coin; g.pl. con, dog
cuach
nf. g. cuaiche; d. cuaich; pl.+an, quaich, cog, dish, bowl, drinking cup, hollow part of bird's nest
cuagach
a. awkwardly bent, having unshapely curves, mis-shapen
cuaille
nm. pl.+achan, cudgel, club, baton
cuain
See cuan
cuairt
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, circuit, tour, trip, whirl, eddy : cuir mu'n cuairt, turn round about
cuairteag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, whirlpool
cuairtear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, traveller, tourist, visitant
cuairtich
va. surround, encompass, make a circuit
cual
nf. g.d. cuail; pl. cuailtean, burden, faggot
cuala
vn.irr. heard : an cuala tu, heard you? : cha chuala mi, I have not heard
cuan
nm. g.v. cuain; pl. cuaintean, ocean
cuaran
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, brogue of untanned hide
cuartachadh
v.n. surrounding, encompassing
cuartaich
va. surround, compass
cbadh
nm. bending, crouching, shrinking for fear; coop
cubhaidh
a. decent, fit, meet, seemly
cbhraidh
a. fragrant, sweet smelling. Better cmhraidh
cudtrom
nm. g.v. -uim; pl. -uim, weight, heaviness, burden
cudtromach
a. heavy, important
c-dubh
nm. otter; inflected on both elements
cuibheall
nf. g. cuibhle; d. cuibhill; pl. cuibhleachan, a wheel; nom. often cuibhle
cuibheas
nm. g. -eis, enough, a sufficiency
cuibhill
va. wheel
cuibhle
See cuibheall
cuibhlich
va. wheel, turn round
cuibhne
nf. pl. -ichean, deer's antler
cuibhreach
nf. g.d. -ich; pl. -ichean, bond, chain, trammel
cuid
nf. g. codach; pl. codaichean, portion, share, some, part, one's complement : cuid na h-oidhche, night's entertainment
cuideachd
nf. pl.+an, company; likewise, also
cuidealas
nm. g. -ais, conceit, forwardness, pertness
cuideiginn
nm. some one
cuideil
a. -eala, conceited, pert
cuidich
va. help, assist
cig
num. five; also cig
cuigeal
nf. g.+ach; d. -eil; pl.+an, distaff
cil
nf. g.+e; pl.+tean, recess, corner, niche, nook, closet See cl
cuilbh
See colbh
cuilbhear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, fowling piece, culverin, musket
cuilc
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, reed
cileag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, dim. of cil, little recess, etc.
cuileag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, a fly
cuilean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, whelp, pup, young dog, cub
cuilgean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, awn of corn or barley, prickle
ciltear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, skulker, sneak
c'uime
phr. for what? of what? about what? of whom? about whom?
Cuimeineach
pnm. g.v.; pl. -ich, a Cumming; a. of or belonging to the Cummings
cuimhne
nf.ind. recollection, remembrance, memory : is cuimhne leam, I remember : am bheil cuimhne agad air, do you remember it?
cuimhneachan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, memorial, keep-sake
cuimhnich
va. and vn. remember, bear in mind, recollect
cuimir
a. brief, concise, trim, tidy, handsome
cuin
when?
cuinneag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, pitcher, pail, bucket (L.Sc. stoup)
cuinnean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, nostril
cuinnlean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, stalk of corn, nostril
cuip
nf. g.+e; pl.+eachan, a whip
cuir
va. cur, put, sow, place, lay : cuir an aghaidh, oppose : cuir an cill, describe, declare : cuir air chois, set on foot, institute : cuir as, put out, extinguish, destroy : cuir air falbh, put or send away : cuir fa sgaoil, release, let go : cuir gu buil, employ to some purpose, put to use : cuir ris, add to, apply to : cuir romhad, resolve : cuir air leth, set aside, separate, appropriate : cuir seachad, lay bye, put past : cuir am mach, publish : cuir air, put on, trouble, annoy
cuir
See car
cuireadh
nm. g.v. -idh; pl. -idhean, invitation
cuireadh
va. let ... put
cuirm
nf. g.+e; pl.+eannan, feast, banquet
cirt
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, court
cirtear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, courtier
cis
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, affair, matter, subject, cause : cis-eagail, cause of fear : cis-thagraidh, plea : cis-ghearain, cause of complaint : cis-mhaslaidh, a matter of reproach
cuiseag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, a stalk, plant stem, reed, kind of grass
ciseil
a. -eala, business like
cuisle
nf. pl.+an, vein, artery, pulse; better cusail
cuist!
hist!
cl
nm. g.v. cil; pl. cil, the back, the hinder part
claibh
nm. behind the back; d.pl. of cl
culaidh
nf. pl.+ean, apparel, tool, boat; object : culaidh-eagail, an object of fear
cl-cumhainn
nm. a tight corner; inflected on the first element
cl-taic
nm. a support, backing; inflected on the first element
cum
va. and vn. cumail, keep, hold, retain, contain, celebrate
cumail
v.n. keeping, holding
cuman
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, coggie, milking pail
cumanta
a. common, ordinary
cumhachd
nm. power, ability, authority
cumhachdach
a. powerful, mighty
cumhang and cumhann
a. cuinge, narrow, strait
cmhnant
nm. g.v. -aint; pl.+an, covenant, contract, agreement
cunnart
nm. g.v. -airt; pl.+an, danger, risk
cunnartach
a. dangerous, risky
cunnt
va. count, number
cunntas
nm. g.v. -ais; pl.+an, counting, reckoning, numbering, an account
cupan
nm. See copan
cur
v.n. putting, sowing, snowing. See cuir
cram
nm. g.v. -aim; pl.+an, care, charge, anxiety
cramach
a. careful, anxious
currac
nm. g.v. -aic; pl. -aicean, cap, woman's head dress, cowl
crsa
nm. pl.+chan, course
cuspair
nm. pl.+ean, object aimed at, mark to aim at
cutach
a. short, stumpy, bob-tailed, docked (L.Sc. cutty)
cuthach
nm. g.v. -aich, rage, madness, insanity : air chuthach, mad
cuthag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, cuckoo