mavourneen

or ma·vour·nin

[muh-voo r-neen, -vawr-, -vohr-]

Origin of mavourneen

First recorded in 1790–1800, mavourneen is from the Irish word mo mhuirnín my darling
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mavourneen

mavournin

noun
  1. Irish my darling

Word Origin for mavourneen

C18: from Irish, from mo my + muirnīn love
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