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*Φīwerjon > Ériu > Éire

This name derives from the Irish “Éire”, form the Old Irish word “Ériu”, meaning “abundant land”. The origin of Ériu has been traced to the Proto-Celtic reconstruction *Φīwerjon- (nominative singular Φīwerjū < Pre-Proto-Celtic -jō). Éire is the Irish name for the island of Ireland and the sovereign state of the same name. Ériu is generally believed to have been the matron goddess of Ireland, a goddess of sovereignty, or simply a goddess of the land.

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