kayt

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Manx[edit]

Kayt

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish catt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kayt m (genitive kayt, plural kiyt)

  1. cat
    Cha nel reamys da kayt dy ghaunsin ayn.
    There is no room in it to swing a cat.
    T'eh cha breagagh as ta'n kayt cha braddagh.
    He is as much a liar as the cat is a thief.
    Ta'n kayt heose 'sy villey.
    The cat is still up the tree.
    Tra vees yn kayt mooie bee ny lughee daunsin.
    When the cat is away the mice will play.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
kayt chayt gayt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.