Manx

[ mangks ]
/ mæŋks /
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adjective

of or relating to the Isle of Man, its inhabitants, or their language.

noun

(used with a plural verb) the inhabitants of the Isle of Man.
the Gaelic of the Isle of Man, virtually extinct.

Origin of Manx

1565–75; syncopated and metathesized form of earlier Manisk(e) < Old Norse manskr of the Isle of Man, equivalent to Man name of the island + -skr adj. suffix denoting origin (see -ish1)

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British Dictionary definitions for manx

Manx

/ (mæŋks) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Isle of Man, its inhabitants, their language, or their dialect of English

noun

a language of the Isle of Man, belonging to the N Celtic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Scottish Gaelic
(functioning as plural) the people of the Isle of Man

Word Origin for Manx

C16: earlier Maniske, from Scandinavian, from Mana Isle of Man + -iske -ish

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Word Origin and History for manx

Manx

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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