eddin

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish étan(brow, forehead).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eddin f ‎(genitive singular eddin, plural eddinyn)

  1. face
    Dy vaikagh oo yn eddin echey!‎ ― His face was a sight!
    Hoilshee yn eddin echey.‎ ― His face brightened.
    Hug eh e ghaa vass er yn eddin echey.‎ ― He buried his face in his hands.
    Hug mee boggey 'syn eddin echey.‎ ― I brightened his face up.
    Hyndaa eh e eddin voym.‎ ― He turned his face away from me.
  2. front
    Eddin y thie.‎ ― The front of the house.
  3. façade, surface
    Er yn eddin va dagh ooilley nhee dy mie.‎ ― On the surface everything was well.
  4. apron (of dam)
  5. facet
  6. effrontery, cheek

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