One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to the Isle of Man.
- ‘It should be noted, however, that Morrison was a determined promoter of Manx music in the form of publications, competition material and popular entertainments.’
- ‘Wait until she feels the noose tighten about her neck and Manx arrows pierce her cold heart upon the walls of Peel!’
- ‘There is also a concession that allows property owners to be resident on the island for up to four months in any two consecutive years without becoming liable for Manx income tax.’
- ‘Because the boat sank in Isle of Man waters, the Manx government has jurisdiction over the investigation.’
- ‘In order to present Manx nationalism as a viable course, it was essential that Mannin was not only professional in the quality of its content, but also in its presentation.’
- ‘It would be certain death for Prince William to leave the protection of Thistlewaite Hall and make his rightful claim to the Manx throne.’
- ‘Not everyone entering the Manx GP does so with the serious intention of winning.’
- ‘Mr Owen died last August at the Port Erin Sprint during the Manx Grand Prix.’
- ‘There is a view that a high value market could be developed in Spain, so that Manx fishermen could explore new opportunities.’
- ‘As I have already described, the trust was an English law governed trust with Manx trustees (at least as set up).’
- ‘The memory of such a ruler would be likely to survive in tradition, and it seems probable therefore that he is the person commemorated in Manx legend under the name of King Gorse or Orry.’
- ‘He was appointed honorary pathologist for the island before resigning to serve as medical officer with the Manx regiment from 1939 to 1944.’
- ‘The strength of Peel's links with this industry accounts for claims that Peel was Manx Gaelic-speaking for longer than other urban areas.’
- ‘Indeed, the Attorney-General for the Isle of Man mentioned that, for many years, the provisions of Manx legislation concerning judicial corporal punishment had been under review.’
- ‘After all, little is widely known about the Manx revival of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century in general.’
- ‘For more than a week, the Manx fleet had been grounded after being excluded from the scheme to keep airlines flying.’
- ‘It is also thought to be the first time one has been found in Manx waters.’
- ‘‘They were no trouble for the Manx police,’ he recalls with a smile.’
- ‘Now, he will see the Manx roads from the driving seat of the Porsche.’
- ‘Hangover gone, we headed to the small fishing port of Peel for a trip to the House of Manannan, an award winning £6m heritage centre detailing Manx history.’
1mass noun The Celtic language formerly spoken in the Isle of Man.
- ‘The Manx Society has sought to sustain Manx as the second language of the island.’
- ‘Celtic languages, Erse, Gaelic, Manx, and Welsh, continue to be spoken in Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, and Wales.’
- ‘What do Manx, Faeroese, Gaelic, Welsh, Hebrew, Yiddish and Mohawk all share?’
- ‘In this respect, Welsh was luckier than its sister-tongue, Manx, which had been almost completely eradicated by the beginning of the 20th century.’
- ‘Roeder wasted no time in asking her to collect ‘a lot of words, terms, phrases in Manx used by the Peel fishermen: a thing which has not been attended to by any one!’’
2the ManxManx people collectively.
- ‘If the Manx were still facing problems in 1914, the development of Mannin would have been key in countering this image of the Island as a county of England.’
- ‘By 1100, the awareness of urbanized life had certainly arrived amongst many of the Scots, Irish, Manx, and Welsh, even if the experience was largely yet to come.’
- ‘The nightlife isn't diverse, or even very good, but the Manx throw themselves into their evenings and weekends with the enthusiasm of people semi-trapped on an island.’
From Old Norse, from Old Irish Manu ‘Isle of Man’ + -skr (equivalent of -ish).
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