Fomorian


Fomorian

Fomorian [foh-mawr-ee-uh n] Examples noun Irish Legend.

  1. one of a race of pirates or sea demons who raided and pillaged Ireland but were finally defeated: sometimes associated with the hostile powers of nature.

Also Fo·mor [foh-mawr] /ˈfoʊ mɔr/. Examples from the Web for fomorian Historical Examples of fomorian

  • Then they called him “a Fomorian, and no man,” and perforce made their circle wider.

    The Coming of Cuculain

    Standish O’Grady

  • Shapes of Death and Horror, Fomorian apparitions, guarded the entrance.

    The Coming of Cuculain

    Standish O’Grady

  • They seemed a resplendent Fomorian phantom against the stars.

    The Coming of Cuculain

    Standish O’Grady

  • In the dim days of Fomorian and Firbolg, and for ages after, Erin was a land of forests, full of wild cattle and deer and wolves.

    Ireland, Historic and Picturesque

    Charles Johnston

  • His father, Elatha, was a Fomorian sea-king or pirate, and he repaired to his court.

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

    Mary Frances Cusack

  • Word Origin and History for fomorian Fomorian

    pertaining to the monstrous race in Irish mythology, 1876, from Irish fomor “pirate, monster,” from fo “under” + mor “sea.” Cognate with Gaelic famhair.

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