- Irish Legend. a leader of the Fenian warriors and the father of Ossian: the subject of many legends.
Also called Fionn MacCumal.
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Examples from the Web for finn
According to the National Catholic Reporter, Pendergast focused on one question: “Do you think [Finn] is fit to be a leader?”Will the Vatican Finally Hold This Kansas City Bishop Accountable?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 2, 2014
One of our favorite episodes with Matthew Goode [who plays Finn] was when he was battling Will before he got shot.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More
September 22, 2014
A large portion of their book is built around this very moment, but Finn and Couvée rush through the scene in a few hundred words.
“Doctor Zhivago could not be handed out at the American pavilion, but the CIA had an ally nearby,” Finn and Couvée write.
Santana (Naya Rivera) remembered Finn as the first person to crack through her hardened façade.Glee’s Cory Monteith Tribute: Cathartic and Could Not Have Been Sadder
October 11, 2013
The stable's been locked; an' Finn and Carter was sleepin' in the saddle room.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
These are treacherously attacked one night by Finn's men, 1073.
But on the attacking side the fight has brought terrible losses to Finn's men.
For his fight with Finn, his death and burial, see under Finn.
Hn-lfing, name of a costly sword, which Finn presents to Hengest, 1144.
- Neil (Mullane). born 1958, New Zealand singer and songwriter; lead singer with the group Crowded House (from 1985) with whom he recorded the albums Crowded House (1986), Woodface (1991), and Time on Earth (2007). Solo albums include Try Whistling This (1998)
- a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Finland
- a speaker of a Finnic language, esp one of the original inhabitants of Russia, who were pushed northwards during the Slav migrations
- a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person
Old English Finnas (plural); related to Old Norse Finnr Finn, Latin Fennī the Finns, Greek Phinnoi
- known as Finn MacCool . (in Irish legend) chief of the Fianna, father of the heroic poet Ossian
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Word Origin and History for finn
Old English finnas, from Old Norse finnr, the Norsemen's name for the Suomi. Some suggest a connection with fen. Attested in Tacitus as Fenni.
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