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Firbolg

[feer-buhl-uh g] /ˈfɪər bʌl əg/
noun, plural Firbolgs (especially collectively) Firbolg. Irish Legend.
1.
any member of a pre-Celtic race from Greece who were first defeated by the Fomorians and ousted by the Tuatha De Danann.
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Firbolgs

n.

1797, ancient supernatural people of Ireland (enemies of the Dannans), perhaps from Old Irish fir, plural of fear "man" + bolg, genitive plural of bolg "bag, belly;" or second element may be cognate with Gaulish Belgae.

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