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From Early Modern Irish páitse (compare Irish páiste, Scottish Gaelic pàisde), from Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius ‎(servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον ‎(paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς ‎(paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus ‎(countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".



paitçhey m ‎(genitive singular paitçhey, plural paitçhyn)

  1. child
    • Cha nel rick ny resoon er ny paitçhyn nish.
      • The children are quite out of hand now.
    • Cooinee nagh vel ee agh paitçhey.
      • Bear in mind that she is only a child.
    • Hug mee y paitçhey dy lhie.
      • I put the child to bed.
    • Lhiats ny paitçhyn shen?
      • Are those your children?
    • T'eh gynsaghey Gaelg da ny paitçhyn echey.
      • He is teaching his children Manx.
    • Va'n Vretnish ynsit j'ee dy jeean tra v'ee ny paitçhey.
      • Welsh was hammered into her when she was a child.


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
paitçhey phaitçhey baitçhey
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.