An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language/Abbreviations

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An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language  (1911)  by Alexander MacBain
Abbreviations

ABBREVIATIONS


1. LANGUAGE TITLES

Ag. S. —Anglo Saxon
Arm. —Armenian
Br. —Breton
Bulg. —Bulgarian—O. Bulg. = Ch. Sl.
Ch. Sl. —Church Slavonic
Cor. and Corn. —Cornish
Dan. —Danish
Dial. —Dialectic, belonging to a dialect
Du. —Dutch
E. —Early, as E. Eng. = Early English
Eng. —English
Fr. —French
G. —Gaelic
Gaul. —Gaulish
Ger. —German
Got. —Gothic
H. —High, as H. G. = High German
Heb. —Dialects of the Hebridees
Hes. —Hesychius
I. E. —Indo-European
Ir. —Irish
Ital. —Italian
L. —Late, as L. Lat. = Late Latin
Lat. —Latin
Lett. —Lettic
Lit. —Lithuanian
M. —Middle, as M. Ir. = Middle Irish
Mod. —Modern
N. —Norse
N. —New, as N. Slav. = New Slavonic
N. H. —Dialects of the Northern Highlands
O. —Old, as O. Ir. = Old Irish
O. H. G. —Old High German
Per. —Persian
Pruss. —Prussian
Sc. —Scottish
Sl. and Slav. —Slavonic
Slov. —Slovenic
Span. —Spanish
Sw. —Swedish
W. —Welsh
Zd. —Zend or Old Bactrian

2. BOOKS AND AUTHORITIES

A. M'D
—Alexander Macdonald's Gaelic Songs, with vocabulary.
Atk.
—Atkinson's Dictionary to the Passions and Homilies from the Leabhar Breac, 1887.
Arm., Arms.
—Armstrong's Gaelic Dictionary, 1825.
B. of Deer
—Book of Deer, edited by Stokes in Goidelica, 1872.
Bez. Beit.
—Bezzenberger's Beiträge zur Kunde der Idg. Sprachen, a German periodical still proceeding.
C.S.
—Common Speech, not yet recorded in literature.
Carm.
—Dr Alexander Carmichael; see "Authors quoted."
Celt. Mag.
—The Celtic Magazine, 13 vols., stopped in 1888.
Con.
—Coneys' Irish-English Dictionary, 1849.
Corm.
—Cormac's Glossary, published in 1862 and 1868, edited by Dr Whitely Stokes.
D. of L.
The Dean of Lismore's Book, edited in 1862, 1892.
Four Mast.
—Annals of the Four Masters, published in 1848, 1851.
Fol.
—Foley's English-Irish Dictionary, 1855.
Hend.
—Dr George Henderson, Lecturer in Celtic Languages and Literature in the University of Glasgow.
H. S. D.
—The Highland Society's Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, 1828.
Inv. Gael. Soc. Tr.
—Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, still proceeding.
L. na H.
Lebor na h-uidre, or the Book of the Dun Cow, an Irish MS. of 1100.
Lh.
—Lhuyd's Archæologia Brittanica, 1707.
Lib. Leinster
—Book of Leinster, an Irish MS. of 1150.
M'A.
—Macalpine's Gaelic Dictionary, 1832.
M'D.
—Alexander Macdonald's Gaelick and English Vocabulary, 1741.
M'E.
—M'Eachan's Faclair, 1862.
M'F.
—M'Farlane's Focalair or Gaelic Vocabulary, 1815.
M'L.
—M'Leod and Dewar's Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, 1831.
Nich.
—Sheriff Nicholson's Gaelic Proverbs.
O'Br.
—O'Brien's Irish-English Dictionary, 1768 and 1832.
O'Cl.
—O'Clery's Glossary, republished in Revue Celtique, Vols. iv, v, date 1643.
O'R.
—O'Reilly's Irish English Dictionary, 1823.
Rev. Celt.
Revue Celtique, a periodical published at Paris, now in its 17th vol.
R. D.
—Rob Donn, the Reay Bard; sometimes given as (Suth.).
Rob.
—Rev. Chas M. Robertson, author of pamphlets on certain dialects of the Scottish Highlands.
S. C. R.
—The Scottish Celtic Review, 1 vol., edited by Dr Cameron, 1885.
S. D.
Sean Dana, Ossianic Poems by the Rev. Donald Smith.
Sh.
—Shaw's Gaelic and English Dictionary, 1780.
St.
—Dr Whitley Stokes; see "Authors quoted".
Stew.
—Vocabulary at the end of Stewart's Gaelic Collection.
Wh.
—John Whyte, Inverness; sometimes entered as (Arg.).
Zeit.
—Kuhn's Zeitschrift f. vergl. Sprachforschung, a German periodical still proceeding.

An asterisk (*) denotes always a hypothetical word; the sign (†) denotes that the word is obsolete. The numeral above the line denotes the number of the edition or the number of the volume.