Mavourneen definition

mə-vo͝ornēn
My darling.
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The definition of mavourneen is an Irish term meaning my darling.

An example of mavourneen is how an Irish man would refer to his wife.

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Origin of mavourneen

  • Irish Gaelic mo mhuirnín mo my (from Old Irish me-1 in Indo-European roots) muirnín darling diminutive of muirn delight (from Old Irish tumult, revels)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Irish, from the Irish mo mhuirnín, from mo "˜my' + muirnín (diminutive of muirn "˜affection').

    From Wiktionary