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[fyoon, fin] /fyun, fɪn/
noun, Irish Legend.
Also called Fionn MacCumal
[muh-kool] /məˈkul/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Beautifully pictured and poetically told legends of Ireland's epic hero Fionn.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik van Loon
  • Go not into a tree having but one trunk, when you fly before Fionn.

  • My own experience of Fionn Loch is, that the trout have slowly but surely fallen off in number and size.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • Fionn took the berries into his hand, and stooped down and smelt them. '

  • "I can see nothing," said Fionn, and he projected again his grim, gaunt forehead.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • It is likely the women were fond of him, for other than Fionn there was no life about them.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • But as he was turning the fish Fionn burnt his thumb and thrust it into his mouth, thus receiving the gift of inspiration.

  • You cannot catch a fish by swimming, but you can try, and Fionn tried.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • A miserable journey it was to me, without the tidings of Fionn or the Fianna; it left me through life under pain.

  • For this same Fiacuil was the husband of Bovmall, Fionn's aunt.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens

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