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From Old Irish clúas, clúais ‎(hearing, ear).



cleaysh f ‎(genitive singular cleayshey, plural cleayshyn)

  1. ear
    Cur cleaysh da'n choyrle!‎ ― Listen to reason!
    Hug eh cleaysh vouyr dou.‎ ― He turned a deaf ear to me.
    Hug mee cleaysh gheyre da.‎ ― I listened attentively.
    Hug mee cleaysh vouyr da'n irriney.‎ ― I closed my ear to the truth.
    Ren ee jiargaghey gys bun ny cleayshyn eck.‎ ― She blushed up to the ears.
    Ta cleaysh ree-gheyre echey.‎ ― He has an exquisite ear.
    Ta cleaysh vie echey da'n chiaulleeaght.‎ ― He has an ear for music.
    Ta cleayshyn birragh echey.‎ ― He has pointed ears.

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cleaysh chleaysh gleaysh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.