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From Old Irish íarn, from Proto-Celtic *īsarnom (compare Welsh haearn, Breton houarn), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésh₂r̥ .


yiarn m (genitive yiarn, plural yiarnyn)

  1. iron
    • Bwoaill choud as ta'n yiarn çheh.
      • Strike while the iron is hot.
    • Ta magnaid tayrn yiarn.
      • A magnet attracts iron.
    • Ta'n yiarn jiarg.
      • The iron is glowing.
    • Vroill eh y skynn er y yiarn.
      • He hacked the knife on the iron.
  2. tool, scythe, blade (of scythe):
  3. (money) dough
  4. (money) tip

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