Mavourneen
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Mavourneen is often used in Irish folk songs as a term of endearment (it means my darling).
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2008
Actually, the Irish expression is "mo mhúirnín". Mhúirnín is the genitive form of múirnín. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  11/21/2009
This was the French artist James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)'s pet name for his Irish mistress and model, Kathleen Newton (1854-1882), maybe in reference to the popular song 'Kathleen Mavourneen' (1837).
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2011

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