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Hibernian

[hahy-bur-nee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland or its inhabitants; Irish.
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noun
  1. a native of Ireland.
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Origin of Hibernian

First recorded in 1625–35; Hiberni(a) + -an
Related formsnon-Hi·ber·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Hibernian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Ireland or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Ireland
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Word Origin

from Hibernia, the Roman name for Ireland
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Word Origin and History for hibernian

Hibernian

1630s (adj.), 1709 (n.); see Hibernia + -ian. Related: Hibernianism.

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