clann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cland (children, family, offspring), from Old Welsh plant (children), from Latin planta (shoot, twig, sprout).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clann f (genitive singular clainne, nominative plural clanna)

  1. children, offspring
  2. race, descendants, clan
  3. (historical) followers
  4. (literary) plant
  5. (of hair) lock
  6. (weaving) two interlocked threads on warping frame

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
clann chlann gclann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "clann" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • clann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

clann (verbal noun clannaghey or clanney, past participle clannit)

  1. colonize, populate
  2. thicken (as liquid)

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
clann chlann glann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

clann f

  1. children
  2. family
  3. offspring
  4. plant

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • clann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clann f (genitive singular cloinne)

  1. children, offspring, progeny
    • 1993 September 20, Dr. Richard Cox, Anne Lorne Gillies, “Speaking our Language 7:1”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      A bheil clann agaibh?
      Do you have children?
    clann an cloinnetheir children’s children
    thoir seo don chloinngive this to the children
  2. clan, tribe
    clann Dòmhnaillthe MacDonalds
  3. lock, ringlet, curl
    na clannaibhin [her] curls

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used in the phrase duine cloinne (literally "person of children") to refer to a single child.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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
  • clann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.