Cornish dictionary



Cornish Kernewek
Dictionary - Gerlyver

Maga: Cornish-English dictionary

English-Cornish glossary in the standart written form, by Albert Bock, Benjamin Bruch, Neil Kennedy, Daniel Prohaska, Laurence Rule (2010)

BBC: Cornish-English vocabulary (+ audio)

English-Cornish dictionary by Frederick Jago (1887)

The ancient language and the dialect of Cornwall: glossary of Cornish provincial words (English dialect) & additional information about Dolly Pentreath, the last known person who spoke the ancient Cornish as her mother tongue, by Frederick Jago (1882)

Lexicon Cornu-Britannicum or Dictionary of the ancient Celtic language of Cornwall, by Robert Williams (1865) & another version

Archæologia Cornu-Britannica: Cornish grammar & Cornish-English vocabulary, by William Pryce (1790)

Vocabularium cornicum: Cornish-Latin glossary from a 12th century manuscript

Geirlyer Kyrnẁeig: manuscript of a Cornish dictionary compiled by Edward Lhuyd (1708)

Patronymica Cornu-Britannica or The etymology of Cornish surnames, by Richard Stephen Charnock (1870)

Glossary of Cornish names, ancient and modern, local, family, personal… by John Bannister (1871)

Middle Breton leiff, Middle Cornish ly, "breakfast, lunch", by Anders Richardt Jørgensen, in Keltische Forschungen (2008)

Cornish language

Cornwall Council: the Cornish language

Go Cornish: Cornish course (+ audio)

Kesva: Cornish course

Cussel an Tavas Kernôwek: course, vocabulary, proverbs…

Cornish course for beginners

Kernowek Standard: An orthography for the Cornish language

Guide to spelling and pronunciation

An outline of the standard written form of Cornish by Albert Bock & Benjamin Bruch (2008)


The vowels of Cornish

Teer ha Tavaz: course of Modern Cornish

Middle Cornish: grammar by Lauran Toorians

Cornish studies resources: language, surnames and history, by Bernard Deacon

Brief history of the Cornish language, its revival and its current status, by Siarl Ferdinand, in e-Keltoi (2013)

studies about the Cornish language, by Merryn Davies-Deacon

Names, varieties and ideologies in revived Cornish, in Studia celtica posnaniensia (2017)

Orthographies and ideologies in revived Cornish, thesis (2016)

studies about the Cornish language, by Jon Mills

Cornish lexicography in the twentieth century, standardisation and divergence (1999)

The Vocabularium Cornicum: a Cornish vocabulary? (2013)

Middle Cornish lexical register: the role of etymology (2014)

Studies in the consonantal system of Cornish by Talat Chaudhri, thesis (2007)

The politics of form use and belief in the Kernewek language: in search of a single voice, by Jesse Owen Harasta (2013)

A description of the Middle Cornish Tregear manuscript (homilies translated by John Tregear, 16th century) by Talat Chaudhri (2001)

Quelques traits de la toponymie maritime: some features of maritime toponymy of Cornwall, by Paul Quentel, in Annales de Bretagne (1950)

Les données de la toponymie du Devon: toponymy of Devon according to Breton emigration in Armorica (1952)

Breton et cornique: Breton and Cornish in the late Middle Ages, by Léon Fleuriot, in Annales de Bretagne (1969)

Handbook of the Cornish language & Some account of its history and literature, by Henry Jenner (1904) or text format

Sketch of Cornish grammar by Edwin Norris (1859)

The preverbal particle re in Cornish by G. P. Williams (1908)

Dolly Pentreath, the last known person who spoke the Ancient Cornish as her mother tongue, par Frederick Jago, in The ancient language and the dialect of Cornwall (1882)

books & papers about the Cornish language: Google books | Internet archive | Academia | Wikipedia


BBC in Cornish

Radyo an Gernewegva

Texts & Literature

Cussel an Tavas Kernôwek: Cornish texts

Wikisource: Cornish texts

An Bibel kernewek: translation of the Bible into Cornish (extracts)

Lyver Pysadow Kemyn: The Book of Common Prayer in Cornish (1980)

The Ancient Cornish drama in Cornish and translated into English by Edwin Norris (1859): I & II

Origo Mundi - Passio Christi - Resurrexio Domini: The Ordinalia is a trilogy written in Middle Cornish (probably late 14th century)

Sketch of Cornish grammar

Ancient Cornish vocabulary

The Creation of the world (Gwreans an bys), a Cornish mystery (1611) in Cornish & translated into English by Whitley Stokes (1863)

Mount Calvary or The history of the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, written in Cornish, by John Keigwin (1682) published by Davies Gilbert (1826)

Beunans Meriasek, The life of Saint Meriasek, bishop and confessor, a Cornish drama, in Cornish & translated into English by Whitley Stokes (1872)

Beunans Meriasek (The life of Saint Meriasek): manuscript (1504)

Beunans Ke (The life of Saint Ke): manuscript (~1500)

First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Yma pub den genys frank hag equal yn dynyta hag yn gwyryow.
Ymons y enduys gans reson ha keskans hag y tal dhedhans omdhon an eyl orth y gela yn sperys a vredereth.

First article in different languages

Some Cornish words
Kernow Cornwall, Cornish (unhabitant)
Kembra Wales
keltek Celtic
bro country
konna tir peninsula
Pow Sows England
Sowsnek English
my a gar Kernow I love Cornwall
nos da ! good night!
my a'th kar I love you

Cornwall: maps, heritage & documents

Celtic languages

Welsh & Breton