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From Middle Irish fogamur ‎(harvest), from Old Irish fogamur, fogomur ‎(last month of harvest), from Proto-Celtic *wo-gamur ‎(under winter), from *gamur ‎(winter). Akin to geurey ‎(winter). Compare Scottish Gaelic foghar, Irish fómhar.


fouyr m ‎(genitive singular fouyir)

  1. harvest
    fouyr arroo‎ ― corn harvest
    fouyr ny hoarn‎ ― barley harvest
    fouyr ny marrey‎ ― harvest of the sea
    fouyr trome‎ ― bounteous harvest
  2. autumn
    Ta'n Ouyr cur daah buigh er ny duillagyn.‎ ― Autumn turns the leaves yellow.

Derived terms[edit]


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fouyr ouyr vouyr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • fogamar” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.