slieau

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish slíab, from Proto-Celtic *slēbos. Cognate with Irish sliabh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slʲuː/, /ʃlʲuː/

Noun[edit]

slieau m (genitive singular slieau, plural sleityn)

  1. mountain
    T’eh ayns ny sleityn geiyrt er ny kirree.
    He is in the mountains attending on the sheep.
    T’eh cha shenn as ny sleityn.
    He is as old as the hills.
    Ta ny sleityn roie shiar as sheear.
    The mountains go from east to west.
    Ta’n balley beg soit ec bun ny sleityn.
    The village lies under the mountains.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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