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From Old Irish clúas, clúais (hearing, ear), from Proto-Celtic *kloustā, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew-.



cleaysh f (genitive singular cleayshey, plural cleayshyn)

  1. ear
    Cur cleaysh da'n choyrle!Listen to reason!
    Hug eh cleaysh vouyr dou.He turned a deaf ear to me.
    Hug mee cleaysh gheyre da.I listened attentively.
    Hug mee cleaysh vouyr da'n irriney.I closed my ear to the truth.
    Ren ee jiargaghey gys bun ny cleayshyn eck.She blushed up to the ears.
    Ta cleaysh ree-gheyre echey.He has an exquisite ear.
    Ta cleaysh vie echey da'n chiaulleeaght.He has an ear for music.
    Ta cleayshyn birragh echey.He has pointed ears.

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cleaysh chleaysh gleaysh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.