clachan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic clachan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈklaxn̩/, /ˈklakn̩/

Noun[edit]

clachan ‎(plural clachans)

  1. (Scotland) A small village or hamlet, especially in the Highlands or Western Scotland.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner:
      ‘Now, Penpunt, you may tell me all that passed between you and the wives of the clachan.’

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

clachan m ‎(genitive and plural clachain)

  1. plural of clach
  2. hamlet, village
  3. cottage, hut
  4. causeway
  5. churchyard