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Fergus

[fur-guh s] /ˈfɜr gəs/
noun
1.
Irish Legend. one of the great warrior kings of Ulster.
2.
a male given name.
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  • And as Fergus approached the high king to receive the prize the cheers were renewed.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • What is it to me,” said Fergus, “who is to win her since I cannot.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • “Come in, and welcome,” said Fergus, and the little man stepped into the room.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • About an hour later another clap of thunder startled Fergus.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • And Fergus knew it was the Pooka, the wild horse of the mountains.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • Fergus' volley of speech, had taken him clean off his balance.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Oh, you do not know how dreadful to be at feud with a man like Fergus Mac-Ivor.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for Fergus

Fergus

/ˈfɜːɡəs/
noun
1.
(in Irish legend) a warrior king of Ulster, who was supplanted by Conchobar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Fergus

masc. proper name, from Gaelic Fearghus or Old Irish Fergus "man-ability," first element cognate with Latin vir "man," second from Old Irish gus "ability, excellence, strength, inclination," from Celtic root *gustu- "choice," from PIE root *geus- "to taste" (see gusto).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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