losgann

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish loscann (toad, frog) (compare Irish loscann (frog; tadpole)).

Noun[edit]

losgann m (genitive singular losgainn, plural losgannan)

  1. toad
  2. frog
  3. wretch, contumelious appellation
  4. (rare) childhood
  5. frog- or toadspawn
  6. jellyfish

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References[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
  • loscann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.