Hibernian

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adjective

Hi·​ber·​ni·​an hī-ˈbər-nē-ən How to pronounce Hibernian (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland or the Irish

Hibernian

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noun

: a native or inhabitant of Ireland

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin Hibernia Ireland

First Known Use

Adjective

1632, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hibernian was in 1632

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“Hibernian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hibernian. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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