ayr

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Manx ayr. Doublet of faeder, father, padre, pater, and père.

Noun[edit]

ayr

  1. (Isle of Man) father

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayr

  1. Alternative spelling of air (especially when referring to the form of music).
    • 1651, Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapter 24:
      "But that Coyne, which is not considerable for the Matter, but for the Stamp of the place, being unable to endure change of ayr, hath its effect at home only; where also it is subject to the change of Laws, and thereby to have the value diminished, to the prejudice many times of those that have it."

References[edit]

  • Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley (2003)

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Cornish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ayr m

  1. air

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish athair, from Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayr m (genitive singular ayrey, plural ayraghyn)

  1. father
    Ayns thie my ayrey ta ymmodee ynnydyn beaghee.
    In my father's house are many mansions.
    Cur graih da'n ayr as moir eu.
    Love your father and mother.
    Carrey my ayrey eh.He is a friend of my father's.
    Hug mee coyrle ayrey da.I talked to him like a father.
    Kanys ta'n ayr shen ayd?How is that father of yours?
    Ren ad eh y vashtey ass yn ayr echey.They christened him after his father.
    T'eh cur cooinaghtyn orrym jeh'n ayr echey.He puts me in mind of his father.

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