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Ayr

Ayr

See also: ayr and áþr

English

Proper noun

Ayr

  1. A river and a town at its estuary in Ayrshire, Scotland.
  2. A village in Nebraska.
  3. A village in North Dakota.
  4. A town in Queensland, Australia.

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ayr

ayr

See also: Ayr and áþr

English

Noun

ayr

  1. (Isle of Man) father
  2. Alternative spelling of air (especially when referring to the form of music.)

References

  • Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley (2003)

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Cornish

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [eːɹ]

Noun

ayr m

  1. air

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish athair, from Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːar/

Noun

ayr m (genitive singular ayrey, plural ayraghyn)

  1. father
    • 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.

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