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mavourneen

or mavournin

[muh-voo r-neen, -vawr-, -vohr-] /məˈvʊər nin, -ˈvɔr-, -ˈvoʊr-/
noun, Irish English.
1.
darling; dear.
Origin of mavourneen
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800, mavourneen is from the Irish word mo mhuirnín my darling
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mavourneen

/məˈvʊəniːn/
noun
1.
(Irish) my darling
Word Origin
C18: from Irish, from mo my + muirnīn love
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