ayr

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See also: Ayr

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Manx ayr. Doublet of father.

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). (Can we add an example for this sense?)

References[edit]

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

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Cornish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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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