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Gaelic.

Alt

Latin.

Altus

Amhain, pronounced Amnis

Ain, from Amh great,

and Ain water

Anam

Anima

Balla

Vallum

Brathair, pronounced Frater

Brair

Caise

Caseus

Càr

Carrus

Cara

Carus

Geir, pronounced Ker

Cera

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English.

High.

A river.

The soul.

A wall.

Brother.

Cheese.

Chariot.

Dear.

Wax.

A cock.

A sieve.

Buskin, or any thing used

for a shoe.

An heir.

A man.

Luan, of Lu little, and Luna

Voice.

Land, or ground.

To take.

Active.

The lip.
Moon.

An a planet

Mair

Moror

To delay, remain.

Màthair, pronounced Mater

A mother.

Máir,

Moll, Meall,

Moles

A mass, a heap.

Muir, from the root Mu

Mare, whence

Sea.

round about, and Tir

Marée, Fr.

High tide.

earth

Onadh

Unda

A wave.

Pill

Pello

To beat back.

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Ubh

An

Ovum

egg.

In order to shew the corresponding sounds and sense between the Gaelic and Latin, we shall give the following lines.

Ruith amhain de mhonaibh.

Gaelic.

Latin.

Ruunt amnes de montibus.

English. Rivers rush from the mountains.

Gaelic. Theann i ramih ag athar.

Latin.

Tendebat ramos ad æthera.

English. It extended its branches to the sky.

Gaelic.

Onadh druide onaidh.

Latin.

Unda truditur undæ.

English. Wave driven on wave.

Gaelic. Onaidh buala letire.

Latin.

Unda pulsant littora.

English. Waves beat the shores.

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English. They broke the strength of clashing arms.

Gaelic.
Latin.

Eich solis togail feinn e alt choire.
Equi solis tollunt se alto gurgite.

English. The horses of the sun rise themselves from the deep gulph.*

Words in the Oriental languages which have an analogy to the Gaelic roots.

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Colonel Vallancey, in his Essay on the Antiquity of the Irish language, has collated the Punic speech in Plautus with the Iberno-Celtic.

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Bas

Death

Fauz, Per.

Death.

Beul, from the root

Be, life, and Toll,

Bal, Ar. and Heb. Babler.

an opening; but

Cavity, capa

the being quiescent, it sounds Beol, or Beul, the

Mouth

city, or the

Bit, or Betih, Heb.

inside of any thing.

opening of life.

Bean

A woman

Benaz, Ar.

A woman.

Brathair pronounc

Biath pronounced Bia, Food

ed Brair

Bit, Ar. and Per.

Food.

A brother

Berith, Heb.

A brother.

* In the language of Otaheite the higher classes of the people are called Erree, and the king is called Errie no Rahie, signifying the King of the Nobility. See Cooke's Voyage.

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