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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.