laochan

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

laoch (hero) +‎ -an

Noun[edit]

laochan m (genitive and plural laochain)

  1. Diminutive of laoch
  2. boy, lad

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used especially in the vocative when addresssing a young boy:
    Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh, a laochain? - How are you today, lad (literally "little hero")?

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