1. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna ‘descendant of Eachthighearna’, a personal name meaning ‘lord of horses’, from each ‘horse’ + tighearna ‘master’, ‘lord’. This name is most common in southwestern Ireland.
2. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUidhrín (see Herron).
3. English: variant of Heron 1.
4. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or in a recess in a hill, both of which are meanings of Middle English herne (Old English hyrne). It may also be a habitational name from any of the various places, such as Herne in Kent and Hurn in Dorset, which are named with the Old English word. Its exact original sense and its etymology are not clear; it may be a derivative of horn ‘horn’.
5. English: habitational name from Herne in Bedfordshire, so called from the dative plural (originally used after a preposition) of Old English hær ‘stone’.
when I'm lost in thought, when i rue my days
I seek out my Verneita, and her healing witchy ways...
Gobnait is an Irish/ Gaelic girl's name derived from the word "gob" meaning mouth. Girls named Gobnait are often said to be talkative. It could also be the female variant of of the name "Gobán" which is a gaelic word derived from "godha" meaning smith. St. Gobnait is the Irish Patron Saint of Bee Keeping. Several sites around Ireland are linked to her but she's most assocciated with the village of Ballyvourney in Co. Cork where it is said she saw nine white deer and then knew that was the site for her church. She was also known as a healer of animals and people. Some rituals and artefacts assocciated with St. Gobnait are still said to hold healing powers.
Gobnait is the Irish of Abigail (which means "brings joy") and Deborah is an anglicization of Gobnait meaning honey bee.
(dâr`drə, dēr`–) Proper N. from the Celtic heroine of "Deirdre and the sons of Uisnach", written in the 8th or 9th century, part of the Ulster Cycle. Popular in Scotland and Ireland.
1) A diminutive of der daughter, girl, "girly", "lass"
3) A diminuative of dér tear, "tear-let".
2) "Troubler" or "troublemaker". From the footnotes of James Stephens' "Deirdre".
5) A vitrified fort at Inverfarigaig on the eastern shore of Loch Ness, Dún Dearduil Deirdre's Fortress.
"That Deirdre sure lives up to her name--what a trouble maker!"
Clíodhna in Irish myths is a goddess of love and beauty, She leaves the island of Tir Tairngire aka the land of promise to be with her mortal lover, Ciabhán, but drowns as she sleeps in Glandore harbour in County Cork: the tide there is known as Tonn Chlíodhna aka Clíodhna's Wave.. Cliodhna is lethal craic and can be found living mostly on the island of ireland where she is admired for her legendary ways and breathtaking beauty. ;)
well cliodhna, whats the craic?
n., a colloquialism from the Kildare area of Ireland, meaning one who wusses out of fun opportunities owing to a fear of the real world.
"That lad would never move out of his family home. What a mickey bitch."
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín, derived from the older Irish Coemgen, composed of the Old Irish elements coem "cup, cauldron" and gein "vapor, gas, fumes". Saint Caoimhin established a monastery in Ireland and is the patron saint of Dublin. Essentially, it is both verb and noun and can refer to either the act of cupping ones own fart for the purpose of sniffing or to people who do the act.
"What happened last night, you said you were going!"
"I stayed home and play Assassin's Creed."
"WTF ever, you were all kevan, all night long."
"Everybody needs a cup of their own cheese sometimes."
Scientific synonym for:more...
1. Negroid Macro-Race, denominating all black peoples world-wide, incl.:
a) African or West Ethiopians (Latin: 'Aethiopes Occidentales' or 'Aethiopes Afri', Greek: 'Aithiopoi Afrikoi'), &
b) Asian or East Ethiopians (L.: 'Aethiopes Orientales' or 'Aethiopes Asiatici', Gr.: 'Aithiopoi Asiatikoi')
2. 'Australoids with Negroid features', connoting tall Aboriginals, as opposed to the short Negritoes.
In the 1st framework, "The Australoid, or Oceanic, race constitutes the Eastern branch of the Negroid great race. Some of the Australoids, for example, those of the Solomon Islands, are so similar to the African Negroes that even anthropologists experience difficulty in distinguishing them." ('The Races of Mankind' Mikhail Fedorovich Nesturkh. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1966, p.22)
In the 2nd, "It is now known that three waves of Negroids swept across India & Australia. First wave were the frizzy-haired pygmoid Negritos or Barrineans