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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Definitions for Hibernian

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland or its inhabitants; Irish.
  2. a native of Ireland.

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Citations for Hibernian
What Irish man, woman, or child has not heard of our renowned Hibernian Hercules, the great and glorious Fin M'Coul? William Carleton, "A Legend of Knockmany," Fairy and Folk tales of the Irish Peasantry: Edited and Selected by W. B. Yeats, 1888
Often, members of the Irish-American Athletic Club, in Queens, were found honorary “jobs” by their Hibernian brethren so that they would have time to train. Ed Caesar, "How New York City Made the Modern Marathon," The New Yorker, October 27, 2015
Origin of Hibernian
1625-1635
Hibernian derives from the Latin name for Ireland, Hibernia. It entered English in the early 1600s.