asthore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish Gaelic a ("oh") + stór ("treasure").

Noun[edit]

asthore (plural asthores)

  1. treasure (as a term of endearment)
    • 1866 Patrick Kennedy, "Jack and His Comrades" in: Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts
      "Ah, then, Jack asthore," says he [the ass].
    • 1939 James Joyce, Finnegans Wake
      And there she was right enough, that lovely sight enough, the girleen bawn asthore, as for days galore, of planxty Gregory.

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