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From Old Irish bennacht(benediction, blessing), a borrowing from Latin benedictiō.


bannaght f ‎(genitive singular bannaght, plural bannaghtyn)

  1. blessing
    Cur er ash dooin bannaghtyn ny marrey.
    Restore to us the blessings of the sea.
  2. greeting
    Hug mee bannaghtyn da.
    I sent him greetings.
  3. farewell
    bannaght ayd/eu/lhiat‎ ― farewell, cheerio, adieu
    slane bannaght‎ ― valediction
    Bannaght y chur er.‎ ― Take one's leave.
  4. compliments
  5. salute
    bannaght injillaghey‎ ― dip (of flag)


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bannaght vannaght mannaght
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • bennacht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.