Fergus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish or Scottish Gaelic Fearghas. The first element may be related to modern fìor (true) or fear (man) (cf. Fearchar). The second element has been understood to mean 'choice' (cf. Angus). Thus the name means either "most chosen one" or "chosen man".[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Fergus

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Macbain, Etymology of the principal Gaelic national names, personal names, surnames to which is added a disquisition on Ptolemy's Geography of Scotland, 1911, p. 14.

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fer (man) +‎ guss (vigour), which is from Proto-Celtic *gustus (choice), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Fergus m (genitive Fergusso)

  1. A male given name

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Fergus Ḟergus Fergus
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.