slieau

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish slíab, from Proto-Celtic *slēbos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slʲuː/, /ʃlʲuː/

Noun[edit]

slieau m (genitive slieau, plural sleityn)

  1. mountain
    T’eh ayns ny sleityn geiyrt er ny kirree.
    He is in the mountains attending on the sheep.
    T’eh cha shenn as ny sleityn.
    He is as old as the hills.
    Ta ny sleityn roie shiar as sheear.
    The mountains go from east to west.
    Ta’n balley beg soit ec bun ny sleityn.
    The village lies under the mountains.

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