Tyrone

Tyrone

[tahy-rohn or for 2, tahy-rohn]
noun
1.
a former administrative county in W Northern Ireland: replaced by several new districts 1973.
2.
a male given name.
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Tyrone (tɪˈrəʊn)
 
n
a historical county of W Northern Ireland, occupying almost a quarter of the total area of Northern Ireland; in 1973 its administrative functions were devolved to several district councils

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Tyrone
Ir. county, from Ir. Tir Eoghain "Eoghan's Land," from Eoghan "Owen," ancestor of the O'Neills, who owned land here. Tir also forms the final syllable in Leinster, Munster, Ulster.
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