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Tuatha Dé Danann

or Tu·atha dé Da·naan

[too-uh-huh dey dah-nuh n]
noun Irish Legend.
  1. a race of gods or demigods who defeated the Fomorians and ruled Ireland during a golden age.
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Word Origin and History for tuatha de danann

Tuatha de Danann

1680s, from Irish Tuatha dé Danann, literally "the people of Danann," from plural of tuath (see Teutonic) + Danann, mother of the gods.

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