lochan

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See also: lochán

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scottish Gaelic lochan, diminutive of loch (lake).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lochan (plural lochans)

  1. (Scotland) A small loch.
    • 2009, John Sadler, Glencoe, Amberley 2009, p. 23:
      The moor is a bare and ancient landscape; the dank mosses studded with a mosaic of tiny lochans, stumps of vanished trees, largely devoid of sustenance for man and beast, an almost mythical emptiness where dragons, outlaws and elves might easily be imagined!

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

loch (lake) +‎ -an; compare Irish lochán

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lochan m (genitive lochain, plural lochanan)

  1. Diminutive of loch
  2. pond
    Thuit mo mhac anns an lochan.
    My son fell into the pond.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lochan f pl

  1. plural form of loch