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Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From oín (one), from Proto-Celtic *oino-, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (single, one). The etymology of the second element is disputed; most likely it is gus (strength, vigour), from Proto-Celtic *gustu-, or it may be from Proto-Celtic *gus- (choose).

Proper nounEdit

Oíngus m (genitive Oíngusa)

  1. (Irish mythology) The Gaelic god of love, youth, and poetic inspiration, son of the Dagdae and Boann of the Túatha Dé Danann.
  2. A male given name, corresponding to Angus.