“Is iomaí cor i saol an fhocail”

These aim of this site is to provide Irish language scholars or anyone interested in the etymology of Irish with a “bridge” linking entries in the standard reference dictionary for Modern Irish (Ó Dónaill's Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla (FGB), as found on teanglann.ie) with entries in the standard dictionary of Old/Middle Irish (the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of the Irish Language (DIL), as digitized on dil.ie).

The mappings here are based on the ones recorded by Tomás de Bhaldraithe in his Innéacs Nua-Ghaeilge, published by the Royal Irish Academy in 1977, and I'm grateful to the Academy for allowing me to make this valuable resource available online (it is also the source of the quote in the heading above). Prof. de Bhaldraithe's work has been transformed and improved in a number of ways to facilitate the creation of the hyperlinks you'll find here:

Special thanks go to Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig for his encouragment and advice while I was working on this project.