Fianna

[fee-uh-nuh]
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Historical Examples of fianna

  • How does it happen that not one Fenian of the Fianna is at the side of his captain?

    Irish Fairy Tales

    James Stephens

  • The king and his son also agreed, and the decision was imparted to the Fianna.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    James Stephens

  • As her foot moved a great shout of joy rose from the Fianna.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    James Stephens

  • "They are fighting all the hounds of the Fianna," cried a champion.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    James Stephens

  • "If there was any way of warning the Fianna not to come here," Fionn murmured.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    James Stephens


British Dictionary definitions for fianna

Fianna

pl n
  1. a legendary band of Irish warriors noted for their heroic exploits, attributed to the 2nd and 3rd centuries adAlso called: Fenians
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