skynn

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish scían, from Proto-Celtic *skiyenā, from Proto-Indo-European *skei- (to cut).

Noun[edit]

skynn f (genitive skynney)

  1. knife
    • Cha nel agh skynn voandagh aym. I only have a blunt knife.
    • Heiy mee skynn ayn. I stuck a knife in him.
    • Nee'n skynn vie ee? She. Is it the good knife? It is.
    • Ren y chlagh jannoo y skynn moandagh. The stone took the edge off the knife.
    • Vel oo jannoo ymmyd jeh'n skynn ayd? Are you using your knife?