Complete Definition of "Deirdre"

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Alternative spellings
Derdriu

Proper noun
Deirdre

  1. Irish mythology. The foremost tragic heroine in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Fedlimid mac Daill. At birth, Cathbad foretold that she would be very beautiful, but that kings and lords would go to war over her. She committed suicide.
  2. A beautiful, but suicidal woman.

Irish
Etymology
From an old Celtic root meaning "mysterious", "sorrowful"
Pronunciation
IPA|dÉrdrÉ
IPA|ʤÉrʤrÉ
Proper noun
#A female given name of Gaelic origin.


Scottish Gaelic
Etymology
From an old Celtic root meaning "mysterious", "sorrowful"
Pronunciation
IPA|dÉrdrÉ
IPA|ʤÉrʤrÉ
Proper noun
#A female given name of Gaelic origin.

Category:Irish mythology
Category:ga:Female given names
Category:gd:Female given names
sr:Deirdre

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