from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Irish My darling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. darling, sweetheart
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. My darling; darling: an Irish term of endearment.
Irish Gaelic mo mhuirnín : mo, my (from Old Irish; see me-1 in Indo-European roots) + muirnín, darling, diminutive of muirn, delight (from Old Irish, tumult, revels).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Anglo-Irish, from the Irish mo mhuirnín, from mo ‘my’ + muirnín (diminutive of muirn ‘affection’). (Wiktionary)