Fergus

[fur-guh s]
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Contemporary Examples of fergus

  • Former New Hampshire GOP chairman Fergus Cullen has the stats here.

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    Romney's Big Win

    David Frum

    January 11, 2012

  • For Fergus Cullen, the chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2008, the answer is a resounding yes.

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    Rudy Giuliani Plays 2012 Flirt

    Shushannah Walshe

    March 17, 2011

  • A new hotel and restaurant by famed chef Fergus Henderson of St. John has Londoners salivating.

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    St. John Hotel: London's New Hotspot

    Julie Mautner

    January 19, 2011

Historical Examples of fergus

  • And Fergus knew it was the Pooka, the wild horse of the mountains.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy

  • And as Fergus approached the high king to receive the prize the cheers were renewed.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy

  • What is it to me,” said Fergus, “who is to win her since I cannot.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy

  • “Come in, and welcome,” said Fergus, and the little man stepped into the room.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy

  • About an hour later another clap of thunder startled Fergus.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy


British Dictionary definitions for fergus

Fergus

noun
  1. (in Irish legend) a warrior king of Ulster, who was supplanted by Conchobar
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Word Origin and History for fergus

Fergus

masc. proper name, from Gaelic Fearghus or Old Irish Fergus "man-ability," first element cognate with Latin vir "man," second from Old Irish gus "ability, excellence, strength, inclination," from Celtic root *gustu- "choice," from PIE root *geus- "to taste" (see gusto).

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