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See also: ógán and ògàn

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Middle Irish ógán, from Old Irish ócán, from óc (young).


ògan m (genitive singular ògain, plural òganan)

  1. young branch
  2. twig, tendril
  3. seedling, sapling, shoot
  4. germ
  5. youngster (male)


Related terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ògan n-ògan h-ògan t-ògan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • ócán” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.