[deer-druh, -dree; Irish dair-druh]
- Irish Legend. the wife of Naoise, who killed herself after her husband had been murdered by his uncle, King Conchobar.
- a female given name.
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Soon along comes Conchubar to see Deirdre, for to marry her.The Irish Twins
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The girl said pleasantly, at his side, "My name's Deirdre, in case you don't know."
They plainly regarded Deirdre with the warmest possible approval.
Deirdre served Tony his meal and talked with him while he ate it.
Shaking a little, Deirdre rubbed her wet hand with the other.
- Irish myth a beautiful girl who was raised by Conchobar to be his wife but eloped with Naoise. When Conchobar treacherously killed Naoise she took her own life: often used to symbolize IrelandSee also Naoise
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