eaghtyr

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úachtar, óchtar (top, surface, cream), from Proto-Celtic *ouxstero-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ewp-s- (high).

Noun[edit]

eaghtyr m (genitive singular eaghtyragh, plural eaghtyryn)

  1. surface, top (of water)
    Haink yn snauean er ash er yn eaghtyr.The float bobbed up again.
    Shey shiaghtooyn jeh eaghtyr ny cruinney, she ushtey sailjey.Six sevenths of the world's surface is water.
    Ta'n eeast shoh snaue er eaghtyr ny marrey.These fish swim on the top of the sea.
  2. overburden, superstructure

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References[edit]

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