yiarn

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish íarn, from Proto-Celtic *īsarnom (compare Welsh haearn, Breton houarn), probably from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ēsh₂r̥no- (bloody, red), from *h₁ésh₂r̥ ((flowing) blood).

Noun[edit]

yiarn m (genitive singular yiarn, plural yiarnyn)

  1. iron
    • Bwoaill choud as ta'n yiarn çheh.Strike while the iron is hot.
    • Ta magnaid tayrn yiarn.A magnet attracts iron.
    • Ta'n yiarn jiarg.The iron is glowing.
    • Vroill eh y skynn er y yiarn.He hacked the knife on the iron.
  2. tool, scythe, blade (of scythe):
  3. (money) dough
  4. (money) tip

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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