eaghtyr

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úachtar ‎(top).

Noun[edit]

eaghtyr m (genitive 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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