Where does the name 'Tara' come from?

Question:I believe its irish, but when i search it i get so many different answers like 'hill, tower, unladen weight, ect..' Does anyone have a definate answer? thanks!!

Answers:
It features strongly in Irish myth. Here's something about it:

The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in gaeilge, was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland – 142 kings are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site.
http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsi...

http://www.libraryireland.com/sceneryire...

You can also google "The Halls of Tara", or "Tara's Halls".
The meaning of the name Tara is Tower, Hillside

The origin of the name Tara is Celtic/Gaelic

there u go! :)
Tara
Gender: Female
Origin: Unknown
Meaning: "Star"
"Goddess of the sea"
"Shining"
"A hill where kinds met"
From Gone with the Wind movie/book
It's Irish
It is Irish. Best known as the name of the O'hara plantation in Margaret Mitchell's, "Gone With The Wind", made into what is arguably the best motion picture ever made.
Tara is from the latin "terra", meaning "earth".
'Tara' means 'star' in Hindi.
Tara is Latin for earth. So any ground or formation may have use of the word. there is a Gaelic Irish word that sounds similar which refers to the "hill of the Great King" which is where in ancient times all the kings of Ireland would gather and pick one leader to loosely rule all of them.

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