shenn

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sen, from Proto-Celtic *senos (compare Welsh hen), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos ‎(old).

Adjective[edit]

shenn ‎(comparative shinney)

  1. old
    Cha nel ee cha shenn as shen. ― She isn't so very old.
    Hie yn shenn dooinney dy lhie. ― The old man took to his bed.
    Keayrt va mee aeg as nish ta mee shenn. ― Once I was young and now I am old.
    She'n shenn skeeal reesht eh. ― It's the same old story.

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike most Manx adjectives, shenn precedes the noun, and lenites it where applicable.

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
shenn henn
after "yn", çhenn
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.