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Firbolg

[feer-buhl-uh g]
noun, plural Fir·bolgs, (especially collectively) Fir·bolg. Irish Legend.
  1. any member of the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Ireland who were defeated by the Tuatha De Danann.
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Firbolgs

n.

1797, ancient supernatural people of Ireland (enemies of the Dannans), perhaps from Old Irish fir, plural of fear "man" + bolg, genitive plural of bolg "bag, belly;" or second element may be cognate with Gaulish Belgae.

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