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(Irish) my child: used as a term of address or endearment
Word Origin
from Irish Gaelic a leanbh
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  • Dick Haldane, me darlint, hind the colonel the loan of yer arrum, alannah.

    The Ghost Ship John C. Hutcheson
  • "Listen while I tell ye, alannah," said Paddy, coming to an anchor on my camp-bed.

    Yule Logs Various
  • And when that time comes, Kitty 'alannah,' will you ever renumber yer ould grandfather, who won't be to 'the fore' to see it?

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever

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