Meaning of findrinny in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪndrɪni/


(also findruine)
rare Irish
  • Any of various white alloys, especially white bronze or electrum.

    Originally in use chiefly among antiquarians, the term was later adopted by literary figures such as Joyce and Yeats.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Petrie (1790–1866), antiquary and painter. From Early Irish findruine kind of white metal alloy, white bronze, electrum (Irish fiondruine white bronze, now only historical and literary), apparently originally a variant of findbruine, in the same sense from find white (Irish fionn; cognate with Welsh gwyn) + a second element of uncertain sense and origin.