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Brian Boru

or Brian Boramha, Brian Boraimhe, Brian Boroimhe, Brian Borumha

[brahy-uh n baw-roh, -roo, breen] /ˈbraɪ ən bɔˈroʊ, -ˈru, ˈbrin/
noun
1.
926–1014, king of Ireland 1002–14.
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  • One is the harp of Brian Boru, the greatest king in Irish history.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • I might have been Brian Boru, the gray swan, the way he looked at me.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • The man who killed Brian Boru was no slaumeen, by all accounts.

  • It's been a term of reproach with us since Brian Boru's time to call a child a Dane.

  • The temper of the people was shown in their hero-king Brian Boru, warrior and scholar.

    Irish Nationality Alice Stopford Green
  • Ill answer this ad this very day, or my name is not Brian Boru Vickingstadt.

  • Not far off, sucked close to a ragged reef, stretched the black bulk that had once been the Brian Boru.

    Angel Island Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • Then Brian Boru resolved on stern vengeance, and soon accomplished his purpose.

  • They applauded the Brian Boru wildly and saw a whole lot in it that I couldn't see.

British Dictionary definitions for Brian Boru

Brian Boru

/bəˈruː/
noun
1.
?941–1014, king of Ireland (1002–14): killed during the defeat of the Danes at the battle of Clontarf
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