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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish fogamur (harvest), from Old Irish fogamur, fogomur (last month of harvest), from Proto-Celtic *wo-gamur (under winter), from *gamur (winter). Akin to geurey (winter). Compare Scottish Gaelic foghar, Irish fómhar.

NounEdit

fouyr m (genitive singular fouyir)

  1. harvest
    fouyr arroocorn harvest
    fouyr ny hoarnbarley harvest
    fouyr ny marreyharvest of the sea
    fouyr tromebounteous harvest
  2. autumn
    Ta'n Ouyr cur daah buigh er ny duillagyn.Autumn turns the leaves yellow.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fouyr ouyr vouyr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • fogamar” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.