Dwelly online

Simon at Omniglot reports that Dwelly’s Gaelic Dictionary is now online. Not only that, but there are plans to update it.

The copy of Dwelly’s Illustrated Gaelic to English Dictionary I have (I don’t speak Gaelic, but when I was investigating Europe-wide cuts of meat it was recommended to me) is dated 1994. There aren’t that many illustrations, but they are useful. For instance, under breacan an fhéilidh there are pictures of the traditional belted plaid (the kilt being an English invention – see OUPBlog today). Diagrams of meat cuts are under closach – but no graphics online (yet?).

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