mavrone

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Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Irish, from Irish mo bhrón, from mo (my) + brón (grief).

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mavrone

  1. (Ireland) An expression of sorrow; alas.
    • 1893, WB Yeats, The Ballad of Father Gilligan
      Mavrone, mavrone! the man has died / While I slept in the chair’
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      And we to be there, mavrone, and you to be unbeknownst sending us your conglomerations the way we to have our tongues out a yard long like the drouthy clerics do be fainting for a pussfull.

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