Word of the Day: eire

eire [AIR-uh, AHY-ruh, Air-ee, Ahy-ree]

noun

  1. the Irish name of Ireland.
  2. a former name (1937-49) of the Republic of Ireland.

Origin

Eire comes from Irish Gaelic word that means “Ireland.” This term comes from the name of the Gaelic goddess of land, Eriu.

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