Etymology 1Edit

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



billey m (genitive singular 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 singular 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.