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[tar-uh] /ˈtær ə/
a village in the NE Republic of Ireland, NW of Dublin: home of the ancient Irish kings (Hill of Tara) Unabridged
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  • Hauck and he were going to bet on his bear because it would surely kill Tara.

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
  • This time Evu sits down with her back to Tara, and proceeds to investigate the ball.

    Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
  • Thinking she would rise, Gunga approached to assist her, but Tara motioned her away.

    Tara Philip Meadows Taylor
  • But this idea had failed; and what worked the change I know not, for Tara never told.

    Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
  • He was completely beaten, and was obliged to take refuge at Tara.

    Romantic Ireland; volume 2/2 M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
British Dictionary definitions for Tara


noun (pl) tara
another name for white-fronted tern
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/ˈtærə; ˈtɑːrə/
a village in Co Meath near Dublin, by the Hill of Tara, the historic seat of the ancient Irish kings
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