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amadan

[ah-muh-dawn] /ˈɑ məˌdɔn/
noun, Irish.
1.
fool.
Origin
< Irish amadán, diminutive (with suffix -án) of amaid a foolish woman < *anmedy witless (< *an-man-t-i; cf. mental1), crossed with *ameth (< *ambi-bito-; compare Old Irish baéth foolish) very foolish
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