lochan

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See also: lochán

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scottish Gaelic lochan, diminutive of loch(lake).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lochan (plural lochans)

  1. (Scotland) A small loch.
    • 2009, John Sadler, Glencoe, Amberley 2009, p. 23:
      The moor is a bare and ancient landscape; the dank mosses studded with a mosaic of tiny lochans, stumps of vanished trees, largely devoid of sustenance for man and beast, an almost mythical emptiness where dragons, outlaws and elves might easily be imagined!
    • 2017, Kari Herbert, The Guardian, 18 February:
      The Cairngorms national park has some of Britain’s harshest weather and the heaviest snowfall in Scotland, creating snowfields that stretch to the horizon. Lochs, lochans and waterfalls can be frozen solid.

Anagrams[edit]


Güenoa[edit]

Noun[edit]

lochan

  1. dog

References[edit]

  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 62

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

loch(lake) +‎ -an; compare Irish lochán

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lochan m (genitive singular lochain, plural lochanan)

  1. diminutive of loch
  2. pond
    Thuit mo mhac anns an lochan.
    My son fell into the pond.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lochan f pl

  1. plural of loch