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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bile, from Proto-Celtic *belyos (tree), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰolyo- (leaf).


billey m (genitive singular billey, plural biljyn)

  1. tree
    Hie mee cooyl billey.
    I got behind a tree.
    Hoie eh cha jeeragh as billey.
    He sat bolt upright.
    My chrieys oo y billey ny s'creoiey, tuittee ny croiyn.
    If you shake the tree harder the nuts will fall.
    Ren y gleashtan smoashal noi billey.
    The car crashed into a tree.
    Ta biljyn er beealloo yn thie.
    Before the house there are trees.
    Ta biljyn rish yn awin.
    There are trees along the river.
    Ta'n billey ceau e ghuillagyn.
    The tree is shedding its leaves.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English bill or Anglo-Norman bille, from Old French bulle, from Medieval Latin bulla (seal; sealed document).


billey m (genitive singular billey, plural billaghyn)

  1. (law) bill (proposed law)
    Hie yn billey ny hrooid.
    The bill was passed.
    Hug eh lesh stiagh billey ayns Y Chiare as Feed.
    He introduced a bill into the Keys.
  2. (banking) bill


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
billey villey milley
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.