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

  • n. Irish My darling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. darling, sweetheart

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. My darling; darling: an Irish term of endearment.


Irish Gaelic mo mhuirnín : mo, my (from Old Irish; see me-1 in Indo-European roots) + muirnín, darling, diminutive of muirn, delight (from Old Irish, tumult, revels).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Anglo-Irish, from the Irish mo mhuirnín, from mo ‘my’ + muirnín (diminutive of muirn ‘affection’). (Wiktionary)



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