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From Old Irish Espáine, the genitive form of Espáin (Spain), from Latin Hispānia. Cognate with Irish An Spáinn.

Proper noun[edit]

Yn Spaainey f

  1. Spain
    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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Always preceded by the definite article.

Derived terms[edit]