Definitions for fiacreFr. ˈfya krə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fi•a•creFr. ˈfya krə(n.)(pl.)fi•a•cres
a small horse-drawn carriage.
Origin of fiacre:
1690–1700; < F; after the Hotel de St. Fiacre
A small carriage for hire.
Origin: From fiacre. From Hotel Saint-Fiacre named after Irish saint Fiacre.
a kind of French hackney coach
Saint Fiacre was born in Ireland at the end of the 6th century. Fiachra is an ancient pre-Christian name from Ireland. The meaning has been confused by various mis-translations, referring it to meaning "battle king", or it maybe being a derivative of the word fiach "raven". but the name actually means hunter/tracker or something that hunts/tracks things down. Some have been known to refer to Fiachra as even meaning "predator". The name can be found in ancient Irish folklore and stories such as the Children of Lir. He was better known in France, where he built a hospice for travelers in what is now Saint-Fiacre, Seine-et-Marne.
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