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amadan

[ ah-muh-dawn ]
/ ˈɑ məˌdɔn /
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noun Irish.

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Origin of amadan

<Irish amadán, diminutive (with suffix -án) of amaid a foolish woman <*anmedy witless (<*an-man-t-i;cf. mental1), crossed with *ameth (<*ambi-bito-; compare Old Irish baéth foolish) very foolish
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