E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Phynnodderee [the Hairy-one].
A Manx spirit, similar to the Scotch brownie, and German kobold. He is said to be an outlawed fairy, and the offence was this: He absented himself without leave from Fairy-court on the great levée-day of the Harvest-moon, being in the glen of Rushen, dancing with a pretty Manx maid whom he was courting.