from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A legendary princess of Ulster who eloped with her lover, Naoise, to escape marriage to King Conchobar. After the king murdered Naoise, she killed herself.

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  • proper n. The foremost tragic heroine in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Fedlimid mac Daill. At birth, Cathbad foretold that she would be very beautiful, but that kings and lords would go to war over her. She committed suicide.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A beautiful, but suicidal woman.


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