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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


dòrn (fist) +‎ -an



dòrnan m (genitive singular dòrnain, plural dòrnanan)

  1. diminutive of dòrn
  2. small fist
  3. small handful
  4. part of an oar grasped in the hand in rowing
  5. handful of lint
  6. mitten
  7. handful of corn cut with one stroke of the reaping-hook
  8. sheaf of barley
  9. (Lewis) small rope with eyelets in each end which goes round the head-post in a byre and to which the neck-rope of a cow is tied, the end being reeved through the eyelets
  10. small bundle
  11. the part of a tether between the swivel and the animal