Ireland

Beautiful Ireland

Ireland consists of Old Irish Eriu + English land. Eriu derives from Proto-Celtic *Iveriu (compare Welsh Iwerddon), which is also the source of Latin Hibernia. Iveriu derives from a root meaning “fat, prosperous”.

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