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Faclan NÓdair / Dictionary of Gaelic Nature Words


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aiteann
m
staoin f, iubhar-beinne m
aitinn
juniper
(Juniperus communis)
beith
f
birch
(Betula spp.)
The Gaelic alphabet contains 18 letters each of which was traditionally linked with a tree name. Beithe represents the letter 'b' in Gaelic alphabet.
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calltainn
m
coll
hazel
(Corylus avellana)
The Gaelic alphabet contains 18 letters, each of which was traditionally linked with a tree name. The older name 'coll' represents the letter 'c' in the Gaelic alphabet.
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caorann
m
rowan
(Sorbus aucuparia)
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cn˛-daraich
f
cn˛than-daraich
acorn
(Quercus spp.)
Name means 'oak nut'.
coille beith dhubhach
f
coilltean beith dhubhach
silver birch wood
(Betula pendula)
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craobh
f
craobhan
tree
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craobh-shice
f
fýor-chrann f, craobh pleantrainn f, sice f
craobhan-sice, fýor-chrainn, craobhan pleantrainn, sicean
sycamore
(Acer pseudoplatanus)
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craobh-shirist
f
cherry tree
craobh-ubhail
f
apple tree
(Malus pumila)
critheann
m
crithinn
aspen
(Populus tremula)
Literally means 'shaking'.
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cuileann
m
cuilinn
holly
(Ilex aquifolium)
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darach
m
daraich
oak
(Quercus spp.)
Older name 'dair' is letter 'd' in Gaelic alphabet.
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droman
m
ruis f
dromain
elder
(Sambucus nigra)
The old name 'ruis' stands for 'r' in traditional Gaelic alphabet.
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faidhbhile
f
faidhbhilean
beech
(Fagus sylvatica)
feÓrna
f
alder
(Alnus glutinosa)
The Gaelic names of trees make up the Gaelic alpbhabet and fearna is the old name for the letter 'f'. Gaelic saying 'gach fiodh as a bhun, ach am fearna as a bharr' - all wood from the top but alder from the root.
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giuthas
m
giuthais
pine
(Pinus spp.)
Also commly used for spruce.
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gi¨thsach duthchasach Albannach
m
gi¨thsachan duthchasach Albannach
native Scots pinewood
iubhar
m
iogh
iubharan
yew
(Taxus baccata)
Iogh is the letter 'i' in the Gaelic alphabet.
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leamhan
m
ailm f
leamhain
elm
(Ulmus spp.)
The Gaelic alphabet contains 18 letters, each of which was traditionally linked with a tree name. Ailm represents the letter 'a' in the Gaelic alphabet.
learag
f
learagan
larch
(Larix spp.)
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luis
f
quicken-tree
(Sorbus aucuparia)
Luis is the letter 'l' in the Gaelic alphabet.
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pobhlar
m
poibleag f
pobhlaran
poplar
(Populus spp.)
seileach
m
seilich
willow
(Salix spp.)
Older name 'suil' is letter 's' in Gaelic alphabet.
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sgitheach
m
craobhan-sgithich
hawthorn
(Crataegus monogyna)
The old term for hawthorn 'uath' stands for the letter 'h' in the Gaelic alphabet.
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uinnseann
m
uinnseinn
ash
(Fraxinus excelsior)
Older name 'nuin' stands for letter 'n' in Gaelic alphabet.
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