Official Gaelic Dicitionary

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Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby swisscheese » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:40 pm

Hello everyone,

I am brand new to Gaeilc and am interested in learning the Language. I was wondering what is the official Gaelic dictionary called?

Thanks,

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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby MacCoinnich79 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:04 am

Online, I find this one useful

http://learngaelic.net/dictionary/

but if you want a hard copy then the best dictionary is Dwelly's illustrated Gàidhlig Dictionary. It is available on Amazon for about $27

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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby swisscheese » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:18 am

Thanks much :},

Do you know of any good Gaelic bookstores online?

Thanks much,

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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby faoileag » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:28 am

Remember that Dwelly"s dictionary is about 100 years old, however wonderful it is. It s actuallyintegrated into AmFaclair Beag, which also includes modern definitions. In fact the LearnGaidhlig dict is based on AmFaclair Beag.

There is a new, easier to read ed of Dwelly as a hardback too, well worth the investment. The cheap Amazon eds tend tobe poor quality reproductions of the originalprint ed. Often illegible.

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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby faoileag » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:31 am

Comhairle nan Leabhraichean in Glasgow, and Siol inCanada.

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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby Thrissel » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Comhairle nan Leabhraichean here:
http://www.gaelicbooks.org/

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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:47 am

The most important online dictionaries:

http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/index.php?page=5

I also used Colin Mark's dictionary a lot, but like Dwelly's it's Gaelic-English only. It is still useful though to look up usage, grammar etc. and it has some interesting appendices.
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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby faoileag » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:10 pm

You can access Colin Mark E > G electronically, via looking for an English word in the 'search inside' facility on the googlebooks page for it:


http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9Lvr ... edir_esc=y


Very useful indeed, especially if you also have the print version for cross-reference.

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Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Unread postby CaoimhinSF » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:43 am

Angus Watson has a two-volume dictionary which I find useful, although I also have the older ones and they are more comprehensive. One volume is Gaelic-English, and the other is the reverse, and both are usually available online (I got both through Amazon, twice, since I have two sets of them). The language is often very modern, and what I particularly like is that entries often have cross-references to other words with similar meanings, and explain which to use when, with examples.


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