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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Irish nun who is credited with establishing a convent and monastery and with promoting the conversion of Ireland to Christianity.

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  • proper noun Irish mythology The goddess of the Sacred Flame of Kildare and the patron goddess of the Druids. Daughter of Dagda of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
  • proper noun Brigid of Kildare (c.451-521), an Irish saint partly confused with the goddess.
  • proper noun A female given name sometimes borrowed from Irish. English form: Bridget.

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  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)

Etymologies

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From Irish Briġid, from Old Irish Brigit. Ultimately, probably from Proto-Celtic *Brigantī (“high, exalted”).

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