laue

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lám, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlāmā (compare Welsh llaw), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂ (palm, hand) (compare Latin palma, Greek παλάμη (palámē)).

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Noun[edit]

laue f (genitive lauey, plural laueyn)

  1. (anatomy) hand; arm
    Hug ad nyn laueyn ry cheilley er. ― They shook hands on it.
    Ny cur dty laueyn er! ― Keep your hands off!
    T'ad gobbragh ass laueyn y cheilley. ― They are playing into each other's hands.
    Ta mee glenney my laueyn. ― I am cleaning my hands.
    Ta mooarane argid çheet trooid ny laueyn echey. ― He handles a lot of money.

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