faiyr

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fér, from Proto-Celtic *wegrom ‎(grass), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- ‎(increase, enlarge) via a sense ‘outgrowth’.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faiyr m

  1. grass
    • Ta faiyr eu ry-vuinn. You have grass to cut.
    • Ta'n faiyr glassraghey. The grass is growing green.
    • Vuinn mee y faiyr. I cut the grass.
    • Yn faiyr hig magh 'sy Vayrnt hed stiagh 'syn Averil. The grass which comes out in March goes in in April.

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
faiyr aiyr vaiyr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1