Meaning of IRISH in English

IRISH

/ ˈaɪrɪʃ; NAmE / noun , adjective

■ noun

1.

(also ˌIrish ˈGaelic , Gaelic ) the Celtic language of Ireland

—compare Erse

2.

the Irish [ pl. ] the people of Ireland

■ adjective

of or connected with Ireland, its people or its language

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old English Īr- (stem of Īras the Irish and Īrland Ireland , obscurely related to Hibernian ) + -ish .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.