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From Old Irish tír, from Proto-Celtic *tīros, from Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry), i.e. "dry land" as opposed to lake or sea.


çheer f (genitive singular çheerey, plural çheeraghyn)

  1. land, country, state, territory, shore
    Çheer gyn çhengey, çheer gyn ennym.A country without a language is a country without a name.
    • Cheau mee laa er y çheer.I spent a day in the country.
    • Daag ad y çheer oc.They left their country.
    • Hie eh ass y çheer.He went abroad.
    • Jimmee eh trooid yn çheer.He passed through the country.
    • S'foddey yn çheer shen.That's a far country.
    • Shimmey yn tonn eddyr y lhong as y çheer.Many is the wave between the ship and the shore.
    • T'ee çheu hoal ny çheerey.She is on the other side of the country.
    • T'eh cummal ayns mean ny çheerey.He lives in the middle of the country.
    • T'eh foast ayns çheer ny bioee.He is still in the land of the living.
    • Ta'n awin yn slyst eddyr yn daa heer.The river separates the two countries.

Derived terms[edit]


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
çheer heer jeer
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.