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From Old Irish clúas, clúais (hearing, ear).



cleaysh f (genitive cleayshey, plural cleayshyn)

  1. ear
    Cur cleaysh da'n choyrle! ― Listen to reason!
    Hug eh cleaysh vouyr dou. ― He turned a deaf ear to me.
    Hug mee cleaysh gheyre da. ― I listened attentively.
    Hug mee cleaysh vouyr da'n irriney. ― I closed my ear to the truth.
    Ren ee jiargaghey gys bun ny cleayshyn eck. ― She blushed up to the ears.
    Ta cleaysh ree-gheyre echey. ― He has an exquisite ear.
    Ta cleaysh vie echey da'n chiaulleeaght. ― He has an ear for music.
    Ta cleayshyn birragh echey. ― He has pointed ears.

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cleaysh chleaysh gleaysh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.