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Fergus

[fur-guh s]
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noun
  1. Irish Legend. one of the great warrior kings of Ulster.
  2. a male given name.
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  • 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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