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From Old Irish gúala (compare Irish gualainn, Scottish Gaelic gualann).


geaylin m (genitive geaylin, plural geayltyn)

  1. (anatomy) shoulder
    • Chrogh eh yn eayn er ny geayltyn echey.
      • He slung the lamb over his shoulders.
    • Va'n folt echey tuittym neose harrish e gheayltyn.
      • His hair fell over his shoulders.
    • Ta'n cooat croghey dy jesh voish ny geayltyn.
      • The coat fits well in the shoulders.


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
geaylin gheaylin ngeaylin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.