From Old Irish Espáine, the genitive form of Espáin (“Spain”), from Latin Hispānia. Cognate with Irish An Spáinn.
Yn Spaainey f
Ta'n Spaainey my yiass jeh'n Rank.
- Spain lies south of France.
Ren ad troailt 'sy Rank as ayns yn Spaainey ny yei shen.
- They travelled in France and then in Spain.
- Always preceded by the definite article.