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From Old Irish mochrád, a corruption of mochtráth (early hour) (compare Scottish Gaelic mochthrath), from moch (early) + tráth (hour, period, time).


moghrey m (genitive singular moghree, plural moghreeyn)

  1. morning
    Cha nel mee aym pene moghrey jiu.I am not feeling quite the thing this morning.
    Moghrey mie! / Moghrey dhyt!Good morning!
    Ta mee goll ny quail dagh moghrey as t'ee çheet my whail.I meet her every morning and she meets me.
    Va mee loayrt rish er y çhellvane moghrey jiu.I was on to him on the phone this morning.
    Va'n moghrey kiune as aalin.The morning was calm and fair.



Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
moghrey voghrey unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


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