Sinn FeinSinn Fein
an Irish nationalist organization and political party formed in 1905: the present-day organization is regarded as the political wing of the Irish Republican Army
Origin of Sinn FeinIr, we ourselves
An Irish political and cultural society founded about 1905 to promote political and economic independence from England, unification of Ireland, and a renewal of Irish culture. It now constitutes the political branch of the Irish Republican Army.
Origin of Sinn FeinIrish Gaelic sinn féin : sinn, we (from Middle Irish, from Old Irish) + féin, self (from Middle Irish, from Old Irish; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots).
- Sinn Fein′er
- Sinn′ Fein′ism
Irish Sinn FÃ©in (“(we) ourselves")