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


  • IPA(key): [ˈtɔlu], /ˈtalu/


thalloo m (genitive 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.

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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.
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