[From Manx Dialect, 1934]


Onaghan, a sheep - mark. See " Animal - words," page 149.

On, as a transitive verb, means to persuade or coerce a person to action. " We women can't on him, he will go as soon as they are ready " (Shimmin, The Third Boat, page 6). Also, to get on with a task or undertaking. " I'll borrow Crowe's raeper, to see can we on the job a bit." Also, to control (circumstances or destiny). " I'm not one that is going to fight against Providence. We can't on these things, and how all the changes have come about is a mystery " (Shimmin, Illiam Kodhere's Will, page 48).

Overside, at, or to, the other side. "To bring Illiam Ballaskella overside Snavel to the poll " (Rydings, " Our Kerree ") ; i.e., to bring I.B. who lived on the other side of Snaefell. " You should go overside the Niarbyl for crabs." Also ' upside ' for above, ' downside ' for below.

Ownee or ny Ownee. See next item.

Owree, thin broth (V.A.D., " Fumbyree "). Awree in Cregeen, awnroie in Kelly. Also pronounced ' ownee ' (as ' towny ') or ' ny ownee,' and applied to the liquid from meat or other cooked food. (T.D.).



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