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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cáera, from Proto-Celtic *kaɸrāxs.

NounEdit

keyrrey f (genitive singular keyrragh, plural kirree)

  1. sheep
    Ren y cheyrrey tilgey yn eayn eck.The sheep cast her lamb.
    T’ish y cheyrrey smessey ’sy woaillee.It’s the worst sheep in the fold.
    Ta un cheyrrey screbbagh doghaney yn clane shioltane.One scabby sheep infects the whole flock.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
keyrrey cheyrrey geyrrey
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.