See also: manx

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Manks (obsolete spelling)

EtymologyEdit

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

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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 Gaelic language of the Goidelic family.
  3. Relating to the Manx cat breed.

Derived termsEdit

 
A cat of the Manx breed

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NounEdit

Manx (countable and uncountable, plural Manx or Manxes)

  1. A member or descendant of the Celto-Germanic people of the Isle of Man; a Manxman or Manxwoman.
  2. (collective, plural) the Manx; Manx people.
  3. 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.
  4. (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:
  5. A cat of the Manx breed; a Manx cat.

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Manx

  1. (uncountable) A Goidelic language spoken on the Isle of Man.
    Synonym: Manx Gaelic

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Manx.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Manx

  1. Of, or relating 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, Mǫn (Isle of Man).

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NounEdit

Manx n (genitive Manx or Manx', no plural)

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

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