sparán

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish sparán (compare Scottish Gaelic sporan), possibly from Late Latin bursa (purse), ultimately from Ancient Greek βύρσα (búrsa, leather, hide).

Noun[edit]

sparán m (genitive singular sparáin, nominative plural sparáin)

  1. purse
    Synonym: mála
  2. sporran
  3. (animals) stomach

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Further reading[edit]

  • "sparán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 sparán” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “sparán” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “sparán” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.