keyrrey

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cáera, from Proto-Celtic *kaɸrāks.

Noun[edit]

keyrrey f (genitive keyrragh, plural kirree)

  1. sheep
    Ren y cheyrrey tilgey yn eayn eck.
    The sheep cast her lamb.
    T’ish y cheyrrey smessey ’sy woaillee.
    It’s the worst sheep in the fold.
    Ta un cheyrrey screbbagh doghaney yn clane shioltane.
    One scabby sheep infects the whole flock.

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
keyrrey cheyrrey geyrrey
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.