- (Isle of Man) father
- Alternative spelling of air (especially when referring to the form of music.)
- Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley (2003)
From Old Irish athair, from Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.
ayr m (genitive singular ayrey, plural ayraghyn)
- Ayns thie my ayrey ta ymmodee ynnydyn beaghee.
- In my father's house are many mansions.
- Cur graih da'n ayr as moir eu.
- Love your father and mother.
- Carrey my ayrey eh. ― He is a friend of my father's.
- Hug mee coyrle ayrey da. ― I talked to him like a father.
- Kanys ta'n ayr shen ayd? ― How is that father of yours?
- Ren ad eh y vashtey ass yn ayr echey. ― They christened him after his father.
- T'eh cur cooinaghtyn orrym jeh'n ayr echey. ― He puts me in mind of his father.