berçhagh

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

berçhagh (comparative berçhee)

  1. wealthy, rich, opulent, well-to-do
    Cha nel mee ny s'berçhee na eshyn er chor erbee.I am no richer than he.
    Er leshyn dy re berçhagh eh.He esteems himself rich.
    Ta ynsagh coamrey stoamey yn dooinney berçhagh.Learning is the fine clothing of the rich man.
    Te ny share dy ve cooinit ayns padjer dooinney mie na dy ve, cooinit ayns çhymney dooinney berçhagh.Better to be remembered in the prayer of a good man than in the will of a rich man.

Noun[edit]

berçhagh m (genitive singular berçhee, plural berçhee)

  1. rich person
    Ta ny berçhee cummal ayns shoh.The rich folk live over there.
    V'ad gra dy vel eh ny verçhagh.He was reputed to be a rich man.

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
berçhagh verçhagh merçhagh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.