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From Middle Irish clann, from Old Irish cland, from Old Welsh plant, from Latin planta.



cloan f (genitive clienney, no plural)

  1. children
    • Çhymnee eh da cloan ny clienney eu.
      • Pass it down to your children's children.
    • Ta saynt shiaght saggyrt ayns dooinney gyn cloan.
      • A man without children has the lust of seven parsons.
    • T'ee er ruggaghtyn ymmodee cloan.
      • She has borne many children.
    • T'ee brey clienney.
      • She is bearing children.
    • T'ee moir ny clienney.
      • She is the mother of the children.
  2. descendant(s)

Derived terms[edit]


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cloan chloan gloan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.