lough

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish loch, from Old Irish loch, from Proto-Celtic *lakus ‎(lake, pool), from Proto-Indo-European *lakus ‎(pond, pool).

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Noun[edit]

lough ‎(plural loughs)

  1. A lake or long, narrow inlet, especially in Ireland.
    • 2009, January 26, “Henry McDonald”[1], It's got fancy flats, a hotel. Even a bank. But can the Titanic Quarter stay afloat?:
      Outside, a freezing wind whips across Belfast lough [] .

Synonyms[edit]

  • loch (in Scotland)

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