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Finn1

[fin]
noun
  1. Irish Legend. a leader of the Fenian warriors and the father of Ossian: the subject of many legends.
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Also Fionn.
Also called Fionn MacCumal.

Finn2

[fin]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Finland.
  2. any native speaker of Finnish.
  3. a native speaker of any Finnic language.
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Finn.

or Finn

  1. Finnish.
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  • The stable's been locked; an' Finn and Carter was sleepin' in the saddle room.

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  • These are treacherously attacked one night by Finn's men, 1073.

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  • But on the attacking side the fight has brought terrible losses to Finn's men.

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  • For his fight with Finn, his death and burial, see under Finn.

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  • Hn-lfing, name of a costly sword, which Finn presents to Hengest, 1144.

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British Dictionary definitions for finn

Finn

noun
  1. Neil (Mullane). born 1958, New Zealand singer and songwriter; lead singer with the group Crowded House (from 1985) with whom he recorded the albums Crowded House (1986), Woodface (1991), and Time on Earth (2007). Solo albums include Try Whistling This (1998)
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Finn1

noun
  1. a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Finland
  2. a speaker of a Finnic language, esp one of the original inhabitants of Russia, who were pushed northwards during the Slav migrations
  3. a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person
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Word Origin

Old English Finnas (plural); related to Old Norse Finnr Finn, Latin Fennī the Finns, Greek Phinnoi

Finn2

noun
  1. known as Finn MacCool . (in Irish legend) chief of the Fianna, father of the heroic poet Ossian
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Word Origin and History for finn

Finn

n.

Old English finnas, from Old Norse finnr, the Norsemen's name for the Suomi. Some suggest a connection with fen. Attested in Tacitus as Fenni.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper