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PronouncedPron.NEE-shə Irish

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute