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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fér, from Proto-Celtic *wegrom (grass), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (increase, enlarge) via a sense ‘outgrowth’.[1] Cognate with Irish féar.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

faiyr m

  1. grass
    Ta faiyr eu ry-vuinn.
    You have grass to cut.
    Ta'n faiyr glassraghey.
    The grass is growing green.
    Vuinn mee y faiyr.
    I cut the grass.
    Yn faiyr hig magh 'sy Vayrnt hed stiagh 'syn Averil.
    The grass which comes out in March goes in in April.

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
faiyr aiyr vaiyr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 409