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Word "flag" in Manx

Last modified: 2017-12-21 by antónio martins
Keywords: brattagh | mergey |
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brattagh


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Overview

In Manx, "my flag" is "my vrattagh". I haven’t been able to track down any instances of *"mrattagh" or *"mrattaghyn" so I’d say it’s the theoretical genitive form based on Irish and Scots Gaelic declension until someone tracks down an actual sample showing this usage.
Brian Ellis, 26 Oct 2007

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Word " brattagh "

Word:
brattagh
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*brataq
Meaning:
flag

External links:

For Manx, "brattagh" (pl. "brattaghyn") is the general term for flag: Yn/Y Vrattagh Ashoonagh = The National Flag. (The Manx definite article "yn" is often shortened to "y" before a word beginning with a consonant. Ex. yn vrattagh = y vrattagh "the flag"). Directly related to Irish "bratach".
Brian Ellis, 25 Oct 2007

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Word " brattaghyn "

Word:
brattaghyn
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "brattagh"
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Word " vrattagh "

Word:
vrattagh
Script:
Latin
Variant:
unknown (help needed!) variation of "brattagh"

In Manx, "my flag" is "my vrattagh" (similar spelling of "my" is coincidental, "my" in Manx is pronounced something like "muh").
Brian Ellis, 26 Oct 2007

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Word " mergey "

Word:
mergey
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*merg-
Meaning:
ensign, standard, banner, color

"Mergey" (pl. "mergaghyn") is used for "ensign" (The Red Ensign = Yn Mergey Jiarg, The Blue Ensign = Yn Mergey Gorrym, The White Ensign = Yn Mergey Bane) and also for "standard", "banner" or "color". Directly related to Irish "meirge".
Brian Ellis, 25 Oct 2007

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Word " mergaghyn "

Word:
mergaghyn
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "mergey"

The plural form of "mergey" ("mergaghyn") is also used to mean "bunting".
Brian Ellis, 25 Oct 2007

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