Fergus

[fur-guh s]
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noun

Irish Legend. one of the great warrior kings of Ulster.
a male given name.

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Fergus

noun

(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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