Words for colours in Manx with notes and colour-related expressions.
The word for colour in Manx is daah [ˈdeː] (pl: daaghyn [ˈdeːən]). Daah also means colouration, dye, hue, paint, pigment, scorch, singe, stain, suit or tincture.
doo [du] - black, dark, dirty, ink, inky, sable; black-haired, black headed, bold
Etymology: from the Old Irish dub, from the Proto-Celtic *dubu- (black), from the Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (black).
bane [bɛːn] - white, blank, pallid; fair, blonde; fallow, desolate
Etymology: from the Old Irish bán, from the Proto-Celtic *bānos (white), from the Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to shine)
jiarg [ʤɚg̊] - red, bloodshot, florid, glowing, gules, live, rouge, ruddy, sanguine, stark; buring; abandoned (land)
Etymology: from the Old Irish derg, from the Proto-Celtic *dergos (red, crimson), from the Proto-Indo-European *dʰerg- (to dim, darken)
ruy = red, ginger, tan, copper-complexioned, red-haired, foxy, sand
Etymology: from the Old Irish rúad, from the Proto-Celtic *rowdo-, from the Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ
bwee / buigh [bʷiː] - yellow; fair-headed; jaundiced, sallow, tan; dun
Etymology: from the Old Irish buide (yellow, buttercup, honey), from the Proto-Celtic *bodyos (yellow), from the Proto-Indo-European *badyo- (yellow, brown)
gorrym [ˈgɔɾəm] - blue, black, dark-skinned; washing blue
Etymology: from Old Irish gorm (blue), from the Proto-Celtic *gorsmo-, from *gor (warm, warm colour), from the Proto-Indo-European *wrmi- (worm), from the Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to turn, bend).
glass - green (natural); pale, verdant; unfledged, raw, callow; pasty, sappy, soft (colour), ashen; grey (of animal)
Etymology: from the Old Irish glas (green, blue, grey), from the Proto-Celtic *glastos (green, blue) from the Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥h₃stós, from *ǵʰelh₃- (green, yellow).
geayney [ˈgɛəɲə] - green, greenness, verdant
dhone [dɒun] - brown, brown-haired, hazel, swarthy, dark-skinned
Etymology: from the Old Irish donn (brown, tawny, dun), from the Proto-Celtic *dusnos (brown).
bane-yiarg - pink, light red ("white/pale red")
jiarg-bwee - orange ("red-yellow")
lheeah [ˈlˠiə] - grey, grey-haired, grey-headed, hoary, mould, musty, silver, white-haired
Etymology: from Old Irish líath (grey, grey-haired), from the Proto-Celtic *ɸlētos (grey), from the Proto-Indo-European *pel- / *pelH- (pale, grey).
gorrym-jiarg / jiarg gorrym - purple ("blue-red / red blue")
Information about colour words in Manx
Fockleyreen: Manx - English Dictionary
On-line Manx Dictionary
Etymologies from Wiktionary
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