Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish bile, from Proto-Celtic *belyo- ‎(tree), from Proto-Indo-European *bholyo- ‎(leaf).



billey m (genitive billey, plural biljyn)

  1. tree
    Hie mee cooyl billey. ― I got behind a tree.
    Hoie eh cha jeeragh as billey. ― He sat bolt upright.
    My chrieys oo y billey ny s'creoiey, tuittee ny croiyn. ― If you shake the tree harder the nuts will fall.
    Ren y gleashtan smoashal noi billey. ― The car crashed into a tree.
    Ta biljyn er beealloo yn thie. ― Before the house there are trees.
    Ta biljyn rish yn awin. ― There are trees along the river.
    Ta'n billey ceau e ghuillagyn. ― The tree is shedding its leaves.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from English bill or Anglo-Norman bille, from Old French bulle, from Medieval Latin bulla ‎(seal; sealed document).


billey m (genitive billey, plural billaghyn)

  1. (law) bill (proposed law)
    Hie yn billey ny hrooid. ― The bill was passed.
    Hug eh lesh stiagh billey ayns Y Chiare as Feed. ― He introduced a bill into the Keys.
  2. (banking) bill


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
billey villey milley
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
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