- one of a race of pirates or sea demons who raided and pillaged Ireland but were finally defeated: sometimes associated with the hostile powers of nature.
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Then they called him "a Fomorian, and no man," and perforce made their circle wider.
Shapes of Death and Horror, Fomorian apparitions, guarded the entrance.
They seemed a resplendent Fomorian phantom against the stars.
In the dim days of Fomorian and Firbolg, and for ages after, Erin was a land of forests, full of wild cattle and deer and wolves.Ireland, Historic and Picturesque
His father, Elatha, was a Fomorian sea-king or pirate, and he repaired to his court.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800
Mary Frances Cusack
pertaining to the monstrous race in Irish mythology, 1876, from Irish fomor "pirate, monster," from fo "under" + mor "sea." Cognate with Gaelic famhair.