boreen
noun Etymology: Irish bóthrín, diminutive of bóthar road Date: 1836 Irish a narrow country lane

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  • Boreen — (from the Irish bóithrín , meaning a small road) is an Irish term for a narrow, rough, unsurfaced road. It is also occasionally used in names of narrow urban roads, for example St. Mobhi Bóithrín (commonly known as Mobhi Boreen) in Glasnevin,… …   Wikipedia

  • boreen — [bô rēn′] n. 〚Ir bōithrīn〛 in Ireland, a lane * * * …   Universalium

  • boreen — [bô rēn′] n. [Ir bōithrīn] in Ireland, a lane …   English World dictionary

  • boreen — I Everyday English Slang in Ireland n narrow lane or road II Mid Ulster English a narrow road/lane/track From Irish bóithrín meaning small road …   English dialects glossary

  • boreen — [bɔ: ri:n] noun Irish a narrow country road. Origin C19: from Ir. bóithrín, dimin. of bóthar road …   English new terms dictionary

  • boreen — bo·reen …   English syllables

  • boreen — bōˈrēn noun ( s) Etymology: Irish Gaelic bōithrīn, diminutive of bōthar road, from Old Irish, probably from bōox, cow; akin to Latin bos cow more at cow Irish : a narrow country road or lane especially in hilly country …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boreen Point, Queensland — Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb name = Boreen Point state = qld city = Sunshine Coast caption = pop = poprank = density = postcode = 4565 est = area = timezone = utc = timezone dst = utc dst = lga = Noosa stategov = Noosa fedgov =… …   Wikipedia

  • Mid Ulster English — Approximate boundaries of the English and Scots dialects spoken in Ulster. It should be noted that Ulster Scots (light blue) is not spoken in the entire shaded area – light blue indicates both current and historical Ulster Scots areas. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Cootharaba, Queensland — Cootharaba Sunshine Coast, Queensland Population: 691(2006 census)[1] Postcode: 4565 …   Wikipedia

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