Irish


Irish
Irishly, adv.
/uy"rish/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ireland, its inhabitants, or their language.
n.
2. the inhabitants of Ireland and their descendants elsewhere.
3. the aboriginal Celtic-speaking people of Ireland.
4. Also called Irish Gaelic. the Celtic language of Ireland in its historical or modern form. Abbr.: Ir, Ir. Cf. Middle Irish, Old Irish.
7. get one's Irish up, Informal. to become angry or outraged: Don't go getting your Irish up over a little matter like that.
[1175-1225; ME Yrisse, Iris(c)h; cf. OE Iras people of Ireland (c. ON Irar); see -ISH1]

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Home Rule Irish

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Universalium. 2010.

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