Erin


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Er·in

 (ĕr′ĭn)
A poetic name for Ireland.

Erin

(ˈɪərɪn; ˈɛərɪn)
n
(Placename) an archaic or poetic name for Ireland1
[from Irish Gaelic Éirinn, dative of Ériu Ireland]

Er•in

(ˈɛr ɪn)

n.
Literary. Ireland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Erin - an early name of Ireland that is now used in poetry
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
Translations

Erin

[ˈɪərɪn] NErín m (nombre antiguo y sentimental de Irlanda)

Erin

n (poet)Irland nt
References in classic literature ?
"Naisi heard a cry and said, 'I hear the call of a man of Erin.'
"'That was not the call of a man of Erin,' says Deirdre, 'but the call of a man of Alba.'
Then Fergus told the three brothers that Conor had forgiven them, and that he longed to see them back again in the land of Erin.
So although the heart of Deirdre was sad and heavy with foreboding of evil, they set sail for the land of Erin. But Deirdre looked behind her as the shore faded from sight and sang a mournful song: -
An English sea-captain being asked if he had read "The Exile of Erin," replied: "No, sir, but I should like to anchor on it." Years afterwards, when he had been hanged as a pirate after a career of unparalleled atrocities, the following memorandum was found in the ship's log that he had kept at the time of his reply:
And did not Biddy trace to Erin, mother and star of the breed, through a long descendant out of Breda Mixer, herself an ancestress of Breda Muddler?
They would probably send the regiment to the polls forthwith and examine their own consciences as to their duty to Erin; but they would never be easy any more.
say, are to herald the general rising of Erin, and to breathe which, except to those duly appointed to hear, is death.
The short, black-eyed man, with a cast of the swarthy Spaniard in his face, who rose repeatedly to make room for the belles of the village as they entered, was a son of Erin, who had lately left off his pack, and become a stationary trader in Templeton.
He deemed it advisable, however, not to be too positive as to the date of the direful fact, and also to be uncertain whether it were perpetrated by an Irishman and a mulatto, or by the son of Erin alone.
Erin, who rides for Wrekin Riders in Dawley, Telford, took the British Number 8 title at the event in Derby.
Forecasters expect Erin to weaken and transition to an extra tropical cyclone as it heads towards Nova Scotia, Canada.