famman

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish femm. Cognate with Irish feam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

famman m (genitive singular famman, plural fammanyn)

  1. (anatomy) tail
    Synonyms: arbyl
    Ayns Mannin ynrican ta kiyt gyn famman ry gheddyn.
    Tailless cats are peculiar to Man.
    Va'n famman 'sy ghoal echey.
    It had its tail between its legs.
  2. appendage
  3. tail end
  4. queue
    Famman y yannoo çheu mooie jeh'n thie jalloo.
    Line up for the cinema.
    jerrey y fammanthe back of the queue

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
famman amman vamman
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.