From Middle English Ireland, Irelond, Irlond, Irland, from Old English Īr- as in Īras ("Irishmen") + land, lond. Perhaps also from Middle Irish Éire + -land. Ultimately from Old Irish Ériu (“Ireland”). See Irish.
- IPA(key): /ˈaɪə(ɹ)lənd/
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- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)lənd
- Hyphenation: Ire‧land
- A large island in northwestern Europe.
- A republic occupying the majority-area of the island of Ireland, with Northern Ireland occupying the rest of the island. Also known as the Republic of Ireland since 1949.
- A surname.
- (island): Emerald Isle, Erin, Eire (rare), Wolfland (obsolete nickname)
- (country): Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland
- (both): Éire, Eire
country — See also translations at Republic of Ireland
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