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From Old Irish talam, from Proto-Celtic *talamū, from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥-mon-, root *tel-.


  • IPA(key): [ˈtɔlu], /ˈtalu/


thalloo m (genitive singular thallooin, plural thallooyn)

  1. land, country, terrain, territory, shore
    Chionnee mee thalloo lesh yn argid.I used the money to buy land.
    Cre'n çheu ta'n thalloo ayn?How does the land bear?
    Hug eh e lhong er y thalloo.He grounded his ship.
    Hug eh thalloo 'syn ennym eck.He assigned the land to her.
  2. earth, ground, clod, soil
    Beeym er y thalloo kiart nish.I'll be on the ground just now.
    Doshil y thalloo foin.The ground gave way under us.
    Heeyn eh eh hene er y thalloo.He lay flat on the ground.
    Hie y shynnagh 'sy thalloo.The fox went to earth.

Derived termsEdit


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
thalloo halloo dhalloo
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.