Deirdre

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Irish, from Old Irish Derdriu.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Deirdre

  1. (Irish mythology) The foremost tragic heroine in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology.
  2. A female given name from Irish.
    • 1885 Frances Mabel Robinson, Mr. Butler's Ward, Vizetelly, page 95:
      Deirdre, it seemed to him, was the most beautiful name in the world. But Mrs. Stanley had different views on nomenclature. She had never, she declared, heard so utterly preposterous a name. [] "Theatre and saltpetre are both spelt that way, Arthur; depend upon it, it is Deirder - a sort of peasant name like Darby and Biddy, a corruption of something else."
    • 1996, Maeve Binchy, This Year It Will Be Different: A Christmas Treasury, Hachette UK (2008) →ISBN
      His daughter was called Deirdre, a good Irish name, but now she signed herself Dee, and her man friend was called Fox.

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish Derdriu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈdʲɛɾʲədʲɾʲə]

Proper nounEdit

Deirdre f (genitive Deirdre)

  1. A female given name from Old Irish.

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Deirdre Dheirdre nDeirdre
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish Derdriu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʲɛrtɾə/, /ˈtʲɛʈɾə/

Proper nounEdit

Deirdre

  1. A female given name from Old Irish.

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
Deirdre Dheirdre
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.