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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.