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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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cròilean m (genitive singular cròilein, plural cròileanan)

  1. little fold
  2. group, little circle or ring of children, club (of people)
  3. cage
  4. cluster
  5. game of touch, tag


  • 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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • Gaelic Without Groans (Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1962, by John MacKechnie)