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- proper noun An
extinctWest Germanic languageformerly spoken in Fingal, Ireland.
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Formerly, those who could recount the deeds of Fingalian times were special favourites.
A humorous story is told of Macodrum (who was a noted humorist) having trifled a little with the translator when he applied for a sample of the old Fingalian, in the words, "Hast thou got anything of, or on, (equivalent in Gaelic to _hast thou anything to get of_) the Fingalian heroes?"
Fingalian story, and the English "Black Annis", figures in Irish song and legend as "The Old Woman of Beare".
In one of the many Fingalian stories the animal is
How much superior were the Fingalian heroes; they would sail and fight all day and pass round the uisquebaugh in the evening at the feast of shells, and never get fuddled and never feared anything under water or above land, and were beholden to neither Gods nor men.
Malvina, Fingal and Ossian -- in literal confirmation of what has been stated in the text concerning them; but the only reliable account, by survey and tradition also, of the Fingalian expeditions from Morven to
The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1875 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Literature, History, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Traditions, and the Social and Material Interests of the Celt at Home and Abroad
My Post was to Head a Company of _Fingalian_ Granadiers, who were plac'd in an