ais·​ling | \ ˈī-shliŋ \
plural aislings or aislingi\ ˈī-​shliŋ-​ē \

Definition of aisling

: a poetical or dramatic description or representation of a vision

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First Known Use of aisling

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aisling

Irish Gaelic, dream, vision, from Old Irish aislinge

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“Aisling.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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a period of high artistic development

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