Monday, 27 January 2014

FENIANS




Fenian


Fe·ni·an [fee-nee-uhn, feen-yuhn]
noun

1.

a member of an Irish revolutionaryorganization founded in New York in 1858,which worked for the establishment of an independent Irish republic.

2.

(in late Irish legends) a member of a group of warriors always ready to defend Ireland against its enemies.

Origin: 

< Irish féinne (genitive of fiann band of Fenian; influenced by Old Irish féne ancient inhabitant of Ireland


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