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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