Finn

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[ fin ]
/ fɪn /
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noun

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

Definition for finn (2 of 3)

Finn

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[ fin ]
/ fɪn /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Finland.
any native speaker of Finnish.
a native speaker of any Finnic language.

Definition for finn (3 of 3)

Finn.

or Finn


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British Dictionary definitions for finn (1 of 3)

Finn

/ (ˈfɪn) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for finn (2 of 3)

Finn

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/ (fɪn) /

noun

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

Word Origin for Finn

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

British Dictionary definitions for finn (3 of 3)

Finn

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/ (fɪn) /

noun

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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