Definition of Fianna Fáil in English:

Fianna Fáil

Syllabification: Fi·an·na Fáil
Pronunciation: /ˌfēənə ˈfoil
 
/
One of the two main political parties of the Republic of Ireland. Larger and traditionally more republican than its rival Fine Gael, it was formed in 1926 in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 by Eamon de Valera together with some of the moderate members of Sinn Fein.

Origin

Irish, from fianna 'band of warriors'; compare with Fenian) and Fáil, genitive of Fál, an ancient name for Ireland. The phrase Fianna Fáil was used in 15th-century poetry in the neutral sense 'people of Ireland,' but the founders of the political party interpreted it to mean 'soldiers of destiny'.

Definition of Fianna Fáil in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vəˈt(y)o͞opəˌrāt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...