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Fionn

[fyoon, fin] /fyun, fɪn/
noun, Irish Legend.
1.
Finn.
Also called Fionn MacCumal
[muh-kool] /məˈkul/ (Show IPA)
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  • Go not into a tree having but one trunk, when you fly before Fionn.

  • Then Fionn spoke, and what he said was, 'O Ossian, loose the three chiefs for me.'

  • For Fionn will either have that, or a handful of berries from the quicken tree.'

  • Fionn took the berries into his hand, and stooped down and smelt them. '

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

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • But his wife's voice was sweeter to Fionn than the singing of a lark.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • "She is this world and the next one; she is completion," said Fionn.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • "I shall hold her hand again," Fionn entrusted to Caelte's ear.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • At that wise Fionn put his hand before his eyes, seeing all that happened.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • Fionn even may have been embarrassed by their too close attendance.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens

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