From Old Irish talam, from Proto-Celtic *talamū, from Proto-Indo-European *tḷ-mon, root *tel.


  • IPA(key): [ˈtɔlu], /ˈtalu/


thalloo m (genitive thallooin, plural thallooyn)

  1. land, country, terrain, territory, shore
    • Chionnee mee thalloo lesh yn argid.
      • I used the money to buy land.
    • Cre'n çheu ta'n thalloo ayn?
      • How does the land bear?
    • Hug eh e lhong er y thalloo.
      • He grounded his ship.
    • Hug eh thalloo 'syn ennym eck.
      • He assigned the land to her.
  2. earth, ground, clod, soil
    • Beeym er y thalloo kiart nish.
      • I'll be on the ground just now.
    • Doshil y thalloo foin.
      • The ground gave way under us.
    • Heeyn eh eh hene er y thalloo.
      • He lay flat on the ground.
    • Hie y shynnagh 'sy thalloo.
      • The fox went to earth.


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
thalloo halloo dhalloo
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Last modified on 25 September 2013, at 17:03