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[hahy-bur-nee-uh] /haɪˈbɜr ni ə/
noun, Latin.
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/haɪˈbɜːnɪə; hɪˈbɜːnɪə/
the Roman name for Ireland
Usage note
This name is now used poetically
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Roman name for Ireland, from Old Celtic *Iveriu "Ireland" (see Irish). Form altered in Latin as though it meant "land of winter" (see hibernation).

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