Manx



[mangks] /mæŋks/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the Isle of Man, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
(used with a plural verb) the inhabitants of the Isle of Man.
3.
the Gaelic of the Isle of Man, virtually extinct.
/mæŋks/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Isle of Man, its inhabitants, their language, or their dialect of English
noun
2.
a language of the Isle of Man, belonging to the N Celtic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Scottish Gaelic
3.
(functioning as pl) the people of the Isle of Man

1798, earlier Manks (1620s), metathesized from Maniske (1570s) “of the Isle of Man,” from Old Norse *manskr, from Man (from Old Irish Manu “Isle of Man”) + suffix -iskr “ish.” Manx cat, without a tail, first attested 1843.

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