Online Dictionaries - Gaelic and Celtic Dictionaries
Online Dictionaries From Around The World!
Presented here is a collection of pages with links to online dictionaries in languages from all over the world, including monolingual online dictionaries, bilingual online dictionaries, online technical and specialty dictionaries, and online translation engines and hyper-dictionaries. If you find any of the links dead and you want to notify us, or if you have recommendations for another dictionary to add to the site, contact us by email at
Ceantar.org Gaelic Dictionary Search - Search words in one or all of four Gaelic dictionaries: MacBain's An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (Scottish Gaelic); MacFarlane's The School Gaelic Dictionary (Scottish Gaelic); Kelly's Fockleyr Gaelg - Baarle (Manx Gaelic); The Gramadach Lexicon (Irish Gaelic). Also included are alphabetical index to each of the dictionary accessible by clicking on their names.
The Dictionary of the Scots Language - Searchable online lexicon composed of electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the Scottish National Dictionary (SND). DOST contains information about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth centuries (Older Scots); and SND contains information about Scots words in use from the eighteenth century to the present day (modern Scots).
MacEachen's Gaelic Dictionary (TXT format) - This dictionary was composed by Ewen MacEachen, a priest from Arisaig and noted Gaelic scholar, and was first published in 1842; it has been updated with minor corrections of orthography and meaning. For academic purposes the spelling should be checked against a more modern Gaelic dictionary.
Irish Dictionary Online - Searchable online bilingual Irish-English dictionary, with clickable special character input, and with Irish verbs and their declensions. Also accessible on mobile phones through the WAP protocol.
A Dictionary of the Welsh Language - Extremely comprehensive dictionary of Welsh with English definitions, a project started in 1921 and completed in 2002, with a downloadable PDF copy at the bottom of the page, available for personal use only.
BBC Welsh-English Dictionary - BBC's online bilingual Welsh-English dictionary, with a spellchecker and a mutation checker, plus other tools for learning Welsh.
Welsh-English Lexicon - Searchable online bilingual Welsh-English dictionary with about 16,000 defined Welsh terms and 17,000 defined English words. The dictionary is part of a site of lessons in Welsh.
A Handbook of the Cornish Language - By Henry Jenner: "This book is principally intended for those persons of Cornish nationality who wish to acquire some knowledge of their ancient tongue, and to read, write, and perhaps even to speak it. Its aim is to represent in an intelligible form the Cornish of the later period, and since it is addressed to the general Cornish public rather than to the skilled philologist, much has been left unsaid that might have been of interest to the latter, old-fashioned phonological and grammatical terms have been used, a uniform system of spelling has been adopted, little notice has been taken of casual variations, and the arguments upon which the choice of forms has been based have not often been given.".