Definitions

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  • noun Ireland a midget

Etymologies

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From man +‎ -een.

Examples

  • “Teig O’Kane won’t lift the corpse, ” said the little maneen, with a wicked little laugh, for all the world like the breaking of a lock of dry kippeens, and with a little harsh voice like the striking of a cracked bell.

    Teig O’Kane and the Corpse

  • He became as cold as the Death, and there was not a drop of blood running in his veins when an old little grey maneen came up to him and said, “Isn’t it lucky we met you, Teig O’Kane?

    Teig O’Kane and the Corpse

  • Then he say, "Is he, then, my wee maneen, is he indeed?

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

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