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  • "(stress on 'beg') 'Me lil gilthabeg' (Quarrie, 'The Melliah'). Defined in Quarrie's glossary as 'a little hearty boy.' Manx guilley beg, little boy."

    —W. Walter Gill, Manx Dialect Words and Phrases, 1934, online here

    Very similar to Gaelic, the spelling of which I forgot (sionnach? yarb?).

    April 25, 2009