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cleayn (verbal noun cleayney, past participle cleaynit or cleaynt)

  1. divert, deviate, bank, list, veer, incline
  2. stoop
  3. attract, seduce, inveigle
  4. influence, dispose, induce
  5. decoy
  6. distort
  7. draw off, recede
  8. tend (as garden)
  9. circumvent

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cleayn chleayn gleayn
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.