Origin of mavourneenIrish mo muirn?n
An Irishman might call his wife his mavourneen.
An example of mavourneen is how an Irish man would refer to his wife.
Origin of mavourneenIrish 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 )