ayr

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Manx.

Noun[edit]

ayr

  1. (Manx) father
  2. Alternative spelling of air (especially when referring to the form of music.)

References[edit]

  • Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley (2003)

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Cornish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayr m

  1. air

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish athair, from Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayr m (genitive ayrey, plural ayraghyn)

  1. father
    • Ayns thie my ayrey ta ymmodee ynnydyn beaghee.
      • In my father's house are many mansions.
    • Carrey my ayrey eh.
      • He is a friend of my father's.
    • Cur graih da'n ayr as moir eu.
      • Love your father and mother.
    • Hug mee coyrle ayrey da.
      • I talked to him like a father.
    • Kanys ta'n ayr shen ayd?
      • How is that father of yours?
    • Ren ad eh y vashtey ass yn ayr echey.
      • They christened him after his father.
    • T'eh cur cooinaghtyn orrym jeh'n ayr echey.
      • He puts me in mind of his father.

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