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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Altered from Maniske, from assumed Old Norse *manskr, an adjectival form of Mon (Isle of Man), from Old Irish Mana; compare with Norwegian Bokmål mansk.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Manx (comparative more Manx, superlative most Manx)

  1. Relating to the Isle of Man and/or its Celto-Germanic people.
  2. Relating to the Manx language (also known as Manx Gaelic), a Goidelic language of the Celtic family.
  3. Relating to the Manx cat breed.

Derived termsEdit

 
A cat of the Manx breed

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

Manx (plural Manxes)

  1. A member or descendant of the Celto-Germanic people of the Isle of Man; a Manxman or Manxwoman.
  2. A breed of domestic cat native to the Isle of Man, principally characterized by suppression of the tail, and with a short-haired coat and rounded, cobby body.
  3. (by extension) With a truncated or missing tail.
    • 1962, Henry Sturmey, H. Walter Staner, The Autocar: A Journal Published in the Interests of the Mechanically Propelled Road Carriage
      At the rear there is a cut-off Manx tail, similar to those of the early Cooper sports cars, and as currently used by Feirari.
    • 2006, Colin Patterson, Pet Rats, Lulu.com →ISBN, page 23
      The Manx Rat: This tailless rat variety is usually smaller than the standard rat with front legs that are shorter than its hind legs.
    • 2016 April 29, Rebecca Boyle, “Strange Manx comet is time capsule from the early solar system”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], New Scientist:
  4. A cat of the Manx breed; a Manx cat.

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See alsoEdit

  • Cymric, the long-haired version of the Manx cat breed.

Proper nounEdit

Manx

  1. Manx Gaelic, a Goidelic Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man.
    Synonyms: Manx Gaelic

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Manx.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Manx

  1. pertaining to the Isle of Man and/or its Celtic people.
  2. of or relating to Manx Gaelic.

Proper nounEdit

Manx n

  1. Manx Gaelic, the Goidelic language spoken on the Isle of Man

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Manx, from assumed Old Norse manskr, an adjectival form of Mana, Mon (Isle of Man).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Manx n

  1. Manx Gaelic, the Goidelic Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man

Related termsEdit