Firbolg

plural noun
Fir·bolg | \ˈfi(ə)rˌbələg\
variants: or Firbolgs \-gz \

Definition of Firbolg 

: an early people of Ireland

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History and Etymology for Firbolg

Old Irish fir Bolg men of the Builg (a Celtic people), from fir (plural of fer man) + Bolg, genitive plural of Builg; akin to Welsh gwr man, Breton gour, Latin vir

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