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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.
Origin
1565-1575
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
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
Word Origin
C16: earlier Maniske, from Scandinavian, from Mana Isle of Man + -iske-ish
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Word Origin and History for 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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