clarsach

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See also: clàrsach

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A woman playing a clasarch or Celtic harp

Borrowed from Scottish Gaelic clàrsach (harp) by the 1810s, possibly from clàr (board, plank; table),[1] ultimately from Proto-Celtic *klāros, *klārom (table). The word is cognate with Irish cláirseach, Old Irish cláirsech (harp).

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clarsach (plural clarsachs)

  1. (music) A small triangular wire-strung harp of Gaelic origin; a Celtic harp.
    Synonym: Gaelic harp

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