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Fianna

[fee-uh-nuh] /ˈfi ə nə/
plural noun, Irish History
1.
the Fenians.
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  • But Conan ran in then among the rest of the Fianna and asked protection from them, and peace was made again.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • "They are fighting all the hounds of the Fianna," cried a champion.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • I gave my own judgments, there were many of the Fianna with me.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • The king and his son also agreed, and the decision was imparted to the Fianna.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • A miserable journey it was to me, without the tidings of Fionn or the Fianna; it left me through life under pain.

  • How does it happen that not one Fenian of the Fianna is at the side of his captain?

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • All his people were of the same mind, and they said they would make no delay, but would attack the Fianna and make an end of them.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • No man was received into the Fianna if his weapons trembled in his hands.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • So they set out and went westward till they came to Slieve Fuad where the Fianna were at that time.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • I bade adieu to all the Fianna, and the tears flowed down my cheeks.

British Dictionary definitions for Fianna

Fianna

/ˈfiːənə/
plural noun
1.
a legendary band of Irish warriors noted for their heroic exploits, attributed to the 2nd and 3rd centuries ad Also called Fenians
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