bawn

noun
\ ˈbȯn How to pronounce bawn (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of bawn

: an enclosure usually of mud or stone walls about a farmhouse or castle in Ireland: such as
a : the fortified court of a castle
b : a fold for livestock, especially cattle

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History and Etymology for bawn

Irish Gaelic badhūn enclosure, bulwark, from Middle Irish bōdhūn, from cow + dūn enclosure, from Old Irish, castle, fortified town; akin to Old English cow

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“Bawn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bawn. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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