Manx

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Altered from Maniske, from assumed Old Norse *manskr, an adjectival form of Mon ‎(Isle of Man), from Old Irish Mana.

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Adjective[edit]

Manx ‎(comparative more Manx, superlative most Manx)

  1. Relating to the Isle of Man and/or its Celto-Germanic people.
  2. Relating to the Manx language (also known as Manx Gaelic), a Goidelic language of the Celtic family.
  3. Relating to the Manx cat breed.

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Derived terms[edit]

A cat of the Manx breed

Noun[edit]

Manx ‎(plural Manxes)

  1. A member or descendant of the Celto-Germanic people of the Isle of Man; a Manxman or Manxwoman.
  2. A breed of domestic cat native to the Isle of Man, principally characterized by suppression of the tail, and with a short-haired coat and rounded, cobby body.
  3. (by extension) With a truncated or missing tail.
    • 1962, Henry Sturmey, H. Walter Staner, The Autocar: A Journal Published in the Interests of the Mechanically Propelled Road Carriage
      At the rear there is a cut-off Manx tail, similar to those of the early Cooper sports cars, and as currently used by Feirari.
    • 2006, Colin Patterson, Pet Rats, Lulu.com (ISBN 9781847285706), page 23
      The Manx Rat: This tailless rat variety is usually smaller than the standard rat with front legs that are shorter than its hind legs.
    • 2016 April 29, Rebecca Boyle, “Strange Manx comet is time capsule from the early solar system”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], New Scientist:
  4. A cat of the Manx breed; a Manx cat.
  5. (uncountable) Manx Gaelic

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See also[edit]

  • Cymric, the long-haired version of the Manx cat breed.

Proper noun[edit]

Manx

  1. Manx Gaelic, a Goidelic Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Manx.

Adjective[edit]

Manx

  1. pertaining to the Isle of Man and/or its Celtic people.
  2. of or relating to Manx Gaelic.

Proper noun[edit]

Manx n

  1. Manx Gaelic, the Goidelic language spoken on the Isle of Man

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Manx, from assumed Old Norse manskr, an adjectival form of Mana, Mon ‎(Isle of Man).

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Proper noun[edit]

Manx n

  1. Manx Gaelic, the Goidelic Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man

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