sharp barb, geayr, geyre; barbagh, birragh, birranagh, brishtagh, foyragh, gibbagh; foyral; gyere, gyerey, geayrey: Has the fork sharp prongs? - Vel gaghyn geayrey er y gollage? JJK idiom; gear: She has a sharp tongue - Ta chengey ghear eck. DF idiom; geyragh: He is being sharp with them - T'eh geyragh roosyn. DF idiom
barb cruel, drastic, rough, sharp, unrefined: Gahghyn barb aileagh, cliwenyn birragh gyere, as shleiyghyn nieunagh slental trooid yn aer va nish ry-akin; yn rheam eunyssagh sollit lesh moyrn as noidys eulyssa PC; javelin, sharp point
gear (=Ir. geur) sour, stale: Ta Eleanor er jeet thie dy gheddyn meddyr dy vainney gear as bonnag dy arran corkey dy chur lhee gys ny fir va giarrey yn arroo Dhoor; sharp; spicy; laugh: Ny gear urree. JJK
geyre abrupt, acrid, acute, austere, bitter, cutting, discerning, edged, hard, high-pitched, incisive, knifelike, penetrating, piercing, poignant, pointed, pungent, sharp, sour, stiff, twinging; strict, stringent: hug eh currym geyre er Bible; (promontory) bold; (of sight) quick [O.Ir. gér]
s’geyrey more earnest: Shen-y-fa lhisagh shin tastey s’geyrey ’choyrt da ny reddyn ta shin er chlashtyn Bible; more keen, more sharp: Son ta goo Yee bioal, as breeoil, as ny s’geyrey na cliwe erbee dy ghaa foyr Bible
thanney attenuated, flimsy, lank, lanky, lean, meagre, rare, scraggy, shallow, sharp face, skinny, slender, slim, sparely built, tenuous, weedy: woaill ad magh yn airh ayns plaityn thanney Bible; (as friendship) hollow; (as paper) thin; (in build) thin; (of liquid) thin; (of colour) watery; (of liquid) watery; (as solution) weak; gaunt; jejune [O.Ir. tana]
spittag (f.) sharp-tongued woman, shrew, spitfire, verbose woman, vixen; little piece: Va dagh gharmin ayndoo jeh fuygh darragh, trome as lajer, chionnit rish fer elley lesh spittag fuygh, cha nee treiney yiarn! JG
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