Faclair Gàidhlig - Beurla
Gaelic - English Dictionary


g'
for : gu, to
'g
for : ag, at
'ga
for : ag a, at his, at her
g'a
for : gu a, to his, to her
gab
nm. tattling mouth (L.Sc. gab)
gabh
va.+ail, take, receive, admit of, accept, go, proceed : na gabh ort, never let on : ghabh e eagal, he took fright : gabh air t' aghaidh, go on : gabh romhad, get you gone : gabh air, beat him : gabh beachd, take note : ghabh an teine, the fire began to kindle
gbhadh
nm. g. -aidh; pl. -aidhean; danger, peril
gabhail
v.n. taking, receiving, accepting, going, proceeding
gabhar
nf. g. gaibhre; d. -air; pl. -air, goat
gabhar
va. will be taken, etc. See gabh
gach
each, every
gad
nm. g.v. goid; pl. goid, withe, switch, twisted twig
gd
nm. g.+a; v. ghid; pl. gdaichean, iron bar, bar of metal
gadaiche
nm. pl.+an, thief
gadhar
nm. g.v. -air; pl. -air, grey-hound, lurcher dog
gg
nf. g.d. gig; pl.+an, cleft, chink, fissure
Gaidheal
pnm. g.v. -eil; pl. -eil, a Gael; Ban-ghaidheal, a Gaelic woman
Gaidhealach
a. Gaelic by race
Gaidhealtachd
nf.ind. Gaeldom, the name of the country occupied by the Gaels, usually termed the Highlands of Scotland
Gidhlig
nf. the language of the Gaels
gidsear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, gauger, excise officer
gailleann
nf. g.d. -inn, wintry weather, storm, tempest
gaineamh
nf. g.d. -imh, sand
gainmheach
nf. g.d. -ich, sand
gainne
nf.ind. want, scarcity
gir
nm. g.+e, outcry, shout, din
gairbh
See garbh
gairbhe
nf.ind. roughness; a. rougher
girdeachas
nm. g.v. -ais, rejoicing, joy
girdean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, arm, fore-arm
gire
nf.ind. a laugh
gireachdaich
nm.ind. laughing
gairge
nf.ind. ferocity, fierceness
gairisinn
nf. detestation, revulsion
gairm
va. call, crow as a cock, proclaim
gairm
nf. g.+e; pl.+eannan, call, proclamation
gaisge
nf.ind. valour, bravery, feats of arms
gaisgeach
nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, champion, hero, warrior
gaisgeil
a. heroic, valorous
gaithean
See gath
gal
nf.ind. weeping
galar
nm. g.v. -air; pl.+an, disease
Gall
nm. g. Goill; pl. Goill, foreigner, a Scottish Lowlander
galla
nf. pl.+chan, bitch, female dog
gallda
a. foreign, belonging to a strange land, belonging to Lowland Scotland
Galldachd
nf.ind. the country occupied by the non-Gaelic speakers of Scotland, usually termed the Lowlands of Scotland : air a' Ghalldachd, in the Lowlands
gamhainn
nm. g. -na; pl. -na, year-old calf, stirk
gamhlas
nm. g.v. -ais, hatred, spite
'gan
prep.pron.poss. at their
gann
a. scarce, scarcely, rare : mu'n gann, ere scarce
gaoid
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, blemish, defect
gaoil
See gaol
gaoir
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, loud noise
gaoisneach
a. hairy, shaggy
gaoith
See gaoth
gaol
nm. g.v. gaoil, love, fondness, beloved object
gaolach
a. loving, beloved, fond
gaoth
nf. g. gaoithe; d. gaoith; pl.+an, wind : gaoth tuath, north wind : gaoth deas, south wind : gaoth an ear, east wind : gaoth an iar, west wind
gaothmhor
a. windy; also, gaothar
gar
va. warm at a fire
gar
proximity : an gar, near
gar
= ged nach, although not : gar an till e, although he should never return
garadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, den, cave
garbh
a. thick, rough, coarse, hoarse, harsh
garbh-chnmhach
a. big-boned
garbh-litir
nf. g. -litreach; pl. -litrichean, capital letter
garg
a. fierce, bitter, tart, acrid, pungent, wrathful
grradair
nm. pl.+ean, gardener
grradh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, wall, garden
grradh-droma
nm. march dike; inflected on the first element
grradh-ploc
nm. turf wall; inflected on the first element
gart
nm. g.v. gairt; pl. gairt, enclosure; standing corn
gartan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, garter
grthaich
nf. shouting, roaring, crying
gas
nf. g. gaise; d. gais; pl.+an, stalk, stem of a herb, bough, twig
gasda
a. excellent, splendid, good, first rate
gasg
nm. g.+a; v. ghaisg; pl.+an, tail, appendage
gath
nm. g.+a; v. ghaith; pl.+an or +annan, sting, dart
ge
though, although
ge
for ce, in the phrase : ge b'e, whoever he was, or whatever it was
gadh
nf. g.d. geidh; pl. geidh, goose
geal
a. gile, white
gealach
nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aich, the moon
gealag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, salmon trout
gealaich
va. whiten
gealbhan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, little fire
geall
va. +tainn, promise, pledge
geall
nm. g.v. gill; pl. gill, pledge, bet, wager
geall
nm. desire, love : an geall air, with the mind set upon
gealltainn
v.n. promising
gealtach
a. cowardly
gealtachd
nf.ind. timidity, cowardice
gealtair
nm. pl.+ean, coward
geamhradh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, winter
gean
nm. g.+a, good humour, mood, humour
gean-math
nm. good-will; inflected on both elements
gearain
va. gearan, complain
gearan
nm. g. -ain; pl.+an, complaint, discontent, grumbling
gearasdan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, garrison, fort
Gearasdan in : An Gearasdan
pnm. Fort William; contraction for : Gearasdan Ionbhar-lchaidh, the garrison of Inverlochy
gard
nm. g.v. gaird; pl. gaird, guard, defence
Gearmailt nf. in : A' Ghearmailt
pnf. Germany
Gearmailteach
pnm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, a German; a. German, of or belonging to Germany
garr
va. gearradh, cut : gearradh leum, making leaps, cutting capers
garr
a. giorra, short
garr
nf. g.+a; pl.+an, hare
gearran
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, a gelding, garron
geata
nm. g.+idh; pl.+chan, gate
ged
although, though
gig
See geug
gill
vn. yield, submit, obey
geilt
nf. g.+e, fear, terror, dread
geimheal
nm. g.v. -eil; pl. -lean, fetter, chain
geinn
nm. g.+e; pl.+ean, wedge
geir
nf. g.+e, tallow, grease, suet
giread
See geurad
gecair
nm. pl.+ean, glutton
gela
nf. pl.+chan, yawl, ship's boat
geug
nf. g.d. gig; pl.+an, branch, bough
geum
nm. g. geuma; pl.+an, low of a cow
geumnaich
nf. lowing of a cow
geur
a. gire, sharp, sharp pointed, acute, shrewd; acrid, bitter, tart, acid, sour
geurad
nm. g. -aid, sharpness, sourness; also giread
geur-inntinneach
a. sharp-witted
geur-leanmhuinn
nf. persecution; inflected on second element
geur-shuileach
a. sharp-eyed
gheibh
va.irr. will get, will find
gibeach
a. rough, hairy, fringed, shaggy
gidheadh
nevertheless, yet; accented on second syllable
Ggean
pnm. g.v. -ein, meaning `dwarfish one'
gil
See geal
gilb
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, chisel
gile
nf.ind. whiteness, fairness
gille
nm. pl.+an, lad, youth, man-servant
gille-carbaid
nm. coachman. Inflected on the first element
gille-mirein
nm. teetotum. Inflected on the first element
gille-ruadh
nm. name for a fox; inflected on both elements
gille-ruith
nm. runner, forerunner; inflected on the first element
gin
va. +tinn, beget
gin
nm. any one; with the negative, no one, nobody, none : gin 'sam bith, any one
gineal
nm. g.v. -eil; pl.+an, offspring, race, breed
ginealach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -achan, generation, offspring
gogan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, thistle
giomach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, lobster
giorag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, fear, dread, noise
giorrad
nm. g. -aid, shortness
gilain
va. -an, carry, bear, endure, behave
gilan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, carrying, bearing, enduring, behaviour, conduct; a corpse and its bier
giuthas
nm. g.v. -ais, fir
glac
va. take, seize, catch hold of
glac
nf. g.d. glaic; pl.+an, hollow, valley; hollow of the hand
glacadh
v.n. taking, seizing, catching hold of
glag
nm. g.v. glaig, the noise of anything falling, thud; horse laugh
glag-gire
nm. horse laugh, guffaw; inflected on first element
glaic
nf. g.+e; pl. glacan, valley, hollow; the palm, a grasp
glainead
nf. g.d. -id, cleanness, purity
glais
va. glasadh, lock, secure
glan
a. glaine, clean, clean-limbed, pure
glan
va. clean, cleanse, purify, wipe clean
glaodh
va. +aich, cry, shout, proclaim
glaodh
nm. g.v. glaoidh; pl. glaoidh, a cry, shout
glaodh
nm. g.v. glaoidh, glue, bird-lime
glaodhaich
nm.ind. crying, calling, proclaiming
glas
nf. g. glaise; d. glais; pl.+an, lock, fetter : glas-lmh, handcuff
glas
a. grey
glas
va. and vn. turn grey
Glascho
pnm. Glasgow
gl
very; precedes adj. and asp.con.; gl thric, pretty often
gleac
va. gleac, fight, strive, struggle, wrestle
gleac
nm.ind. fight, strife, struggle, wrestling
gleadhraich
nf. noise, din, rattling
gleann
nm. g. glinne; v. ghlinn; pl.+tan, glen, valley
Gleann-airtnidh
pnm. Glenartney. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-cirn
pnm. Glencairn. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-comhann
pnm. Glencoe. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-dochairt
pnm. Glendochart. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-ite
pnm. Glenetive. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-falach
pnm. Glenfalloch. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-freothainn
pnm. Glenfruin. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-goill
pnm. Glengyle. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-lobhann
pnm. Glenlyon. Inflected on the first element
Gleann-urchaidh
pnm. Glenorchy. Inflected on the first element
glidh
va. keep, retain, preserve, depend
gleus
nm. g. gleis or +a; pl.+an, readiness or preparation, condition, trim; key in music
gleus
va. make ready, put in tune, put in trim, adjust, prepare
gleusda
a. prepared, clever, expert, well-exercised, tidy, trim, attuned, diligent
gleusdachd
nf.ind. preparation, readiness, expertness, alacrity, diligence
glb
nf. g.+e, sleet
glic
a. glioca and glice, wise, prudent
glice
a. wiser, more prudent; also glioca
glinn
See gleann
glioca
a. See glice
gliocas
nm. g.v. -ais, wisdom, prudence
gliog
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, clink, tinkle
gloc
nm. g.v. gloic, clucking, as of a hen
gloine
nf. pl.+achan, glass, a glass
glir
nf. g.+e, glory
glmanaich
nf. dusk of eve (L.Sc. gloamin)
gluais
va. gluasad, move, stir, agitate, put in motion, affect
gluasad
nm. g.v. -aid; pl.+an, moving, movement, motion
glug
nm. g.v. gluig; pl.+an, noise of liquid in a vessel (L.Sc. clunk)
gln
nm. g.v. glin; pl. glinean and glintean, knee, joint of a plant stem, a generation in genealogy
gnth
nm. g.+a; pl.+an or +annan, manner, fashion, custom : mar is gnth, as is customary, according to custom : is gnth leis, it is usual for him
gnthaich
va. practice, use
gnthfhacal
nm. g.v. -ail; pl. -lan, proverb, a saying
gnths
nm. g.v. gniths, custom, habit; for gnthas
gn
nf.ind. a kind, a sort; nature, quality
gnomh
nm. g.+a; pl.+annan or +arran, deed, action
gnob
nm. g.v. gnoib; pl.+an, hillock, knoll, knob, tumour
gnog
nm. g.v. gnoig; pl.+an, a knock with the knuckles
gnos
nm. g.v. gnois; pl.+an, snout
gnothuch
nm. g.v. -uich; pl. -uichean, business, affair, a matter, circumstance, errand : cha dean e an gnothuch, it won't serve the purpose
gn
a. forbidding, repellant, surly
gnis
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, face, countenance
g
nm.ind. lie, deceit, fault
gob
nm. g.v. guib; pl. guib, beak, bill of a bird
gobach
a. beaked, garrulous, talkative
gobair
nm. pl.+ean, talker, babbler (L.Sc. gabber)
gobha
nm. g.+inn; pl. goibhnean, smith, blacksmith
gobhal
nm. g.v. -ail; pl. goibhlean, fork, a forked object, a forked support; the space between the legs
gobhar
See gabhar
gobhar-athair
nm. snipe; inflected on first element
gbhlach
a. forked
gobhlan-gaoithe
nm. g.v. -ain-gh-; pl. -ain-gh-, swallow; inflected on the first element
goc
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, cock of a vessel
godadh
nm. nodding
gog
nm. a. cackle
gogail
nf. cackling
gogan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, small cogue (L.Sc. coggie)
goid
va. steal, pilfer, slip away by stealth
goid
nf. g.+e, stealing, pilfering, slipping away by stealth : air an goid, stolen
goil
va. goil, boil
goil
nf. boiling : air ghoil, boiling, at the boiling point
goile
nf. pl.+an or +achan, stomach, appetite
goireas
nm. g.v. -eis; pl. -eis, convenience, tools, apparatus
goirid
a. giorra, short; n. short time : bho chionn ghoirid, a short time ago
goirt
a. sore, sour, painful, salt
goirtean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, little field of corn; patch of arable land
goirteas
nm. g.v. -eis, soreness, painfulness
goirtich
va. and vn. hurt, pain, cause pain; make sour, become sour
gon
va. wound, blast, annoy; bewitch
grach
a. foolish, silly, unwise, thoughtless
gorm
a. blue, green
gorrac
nm. g.v. -aic, croak
gorracail
nf. croaking
gorsaid
nf. pl.+ean, gorget
gorta
nf. famine
grab
va. interrupt, hinder, stop, prevent, impede
grabadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, interruption, hindering, impediment, stopping
grabh
va. engrave
grcan
nm. g. -ain, querulous noise of hens
grad
a. quick, sudden, hasty, irascible
gradag
nf. g. -aig; pl.+an, jiffy, short interval of time
grdh
nm. g.v. gridh, love, affection, beloved, beloved object
grdhach
a. lovely, lovable
grdhaich
va. love
grin
nf. g.+e, disgust, abhorrence
graing
nf. g.+e, loathing, disgust; frown, grimace
grinne
nm. pl.+achan, a grain, small quantity
gramaich
va. hold fast, take hold of, cling to
gramail
a. strong, vigorous, having power to resist
gramasag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, bite, anything to chew
grnda
a. grinde, ugly, ill-favoured
grs
nm. g.v. -is, pl.+an, grace, favour
grsmhor
a. gracious, propitious
greadhnach
a. festive, pompous, joyful
greann
nm. g.+a, grim, surly look; bristling of hair as on an enraged dog
greannmhor
a. comely, sweet, agreeable, as applied to females
greas
va. and vn. +ad, hasten, urge, incite to speed : greas ort, hurry up, be smart, be quick
gridh
va. prepare or dress victuals
greim
nm. g. grama; pl. gramannan, a hold, bite, stitch in sewing, a bite with the teeth : greim bdh, `a bite of food'
greim-bis
nm. death-grip; inflected on the first element
grin, grine
See grian
greis
nm. g.+e; pl.+ean, a while : car greis, for a time, for a while : an ceann greis, after a while
gris
nf. g.+e, needle work : obair gris, embroidery work
Greumach
pnm. g.v. pl. -aich, a Graham; a. of or belonging to the Grahams
greusaich
nm. pl.+ean, shoemaker
grian
nf. g. grine; d. grin; pl.+an, sun : a' ghrian, the sun
grianach
a. sunny
grinn
a. beautiful, shapely, neat, pretty
grinneas
nm. g.v. -eis, neatness, beauty, elegance
grinneal
nm. g.v. -eil, bottom of the sea, river or well; gravel
Griogair
pnm. Gregor
Griogarach
pnm. g.v., pl. -aich, a MacGregor; a. of or belonging to the Clan Gregor
grogag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, bead, pebble
grioglachan
nm. g.v. -ain, The Pleiades (constellation)
gros
va. entreat, abet, encourage, beseech, solicit, pray
grosach
nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, burning embers
grosadh
v.n. beseeching, praying, abetting
grod
a. rotten, putrid
griseid
nf. pl.+ean, gooseberry (L.Sc. groset)
gruag
nf. g. gruaige; d. gruaig; pl.+an, hair of the head, wig
gruagach
nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, young woman
gruaidh
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, a cheek
gruaim
nf. g.+e, gloom, surly look, sullenness, melancholy
gruamach
a. gloomy, surly, sad
grunnaich
va. touch the bottom, sound the depth
gruth
nm. g.v. gruith, curds
grthan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, liver
gu
prep. to
gu
before adj. with the force of -ly in Eng. : gu grad, quickly
Guaigean
pnm. g.v. -ein, meaning `little whimsical fellow'
guaillean
See guala
gual
nm. g.v. guail, coal
guala
nf. g.d.+inn; pl. guaillean, shoulder
guanach
a. giddy, lighthearted
Guanag
pnf. g.d. -aig, a dog's name, meaning `little coquettish one'
gucag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, bud, bubble, globule, bell
gudaboc
nm. g.v. -buic, for budagoc, one of the several names for `snipe'
gu d
for : ciod
guib
See gob
guidh
va. and vn. pray, beseech, entreat, wish earnestly
guidhe
nm. pl.+achan, prayer, entreaty, wish, imprecation
guil
va. gul, weep, lament
guileag
nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, warble, swan's dying note
guin
va. wound, pierce, sting
guineach
a. sharp-pointed, keen, bitterly malicious
guir
va. and vn. gur, lie upon eggs, breed, fester
guirean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, pimple, pustule
guirme
a. bluer; nf. blueness
gul
nm. g. guil, weeping, lamenting
gu'm
= that, in order that; precedes v. beginning in p,b,f,m
gu'n
= that, in order that; precedes vs. other than those beginning in p,b,f,m
gun
prep. without, followed by asp.con., t,d,s excepted
gn
nm. g.v. gin; pl. gintean, gown
gunna
nm. pl.+ichean or +chan, gun, cannon
gunnair
nm. pl.+ean, gunner
gur
nm. g.v. guir; pl. guir, brood of birds, festering, hatching
gur
that, precedes n. and adj. beginning in con.
gur h-
that, precedes n. and adj. beginning with vow.
gus
until, to, preceding an, the art. of the n., and the verbal part : gus an till mi, until I come back
guth
nm. g. -a, v. ghuith; pl.+annan, voice, word, syllable