eaghtyr

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úachtar (top).

Noun[edit]

eaghtyr m (genitive eaghtyr, plural eaghtyryn)

  1. surface, top (of water)
    • Haink yn snauean er ash er yn eaghtyr.
      • The float bobbed up again.
    • Shey shiaghtooyn jeh eaghtyr ny cruinney, she ushtey sailjey.
      • Six sevenths of the world's surface is water.
    • Ta'n eeast shoh snaue er eaghtyr ny marrey.
      • These fish swim on the top of the sea.
  2. overburden, superstructure

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