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clarsach

or clair·seach, clar·seach clar·sech, clar·seth

[klair-sakh, -suhkh, klahr-]
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noun
  1. an ancient Irish and Scottish harp.

Origin of clarsach

< Scots Gaelic clàrsach (compare Scots clareschaw) or Irish cláirseach, MIr cláirsech
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Examples from the Web for clarsach

Historical Examples

  • Names of musical instruments; as, clarsach a harp, piob, a pipe.

    Elements of Gaelic Grammar

    Alexander Stewart

  • The clarsach was the harp proper; that is, the small Celtic harp.

  • The compositions of the latter have been published under the title Clarsach na Coille (Glasgow, 1881).


British Dictionary definitions for clarsach

clarsach

noun
  1. the Celtic harp of Scotland and Ireland

Word Origin

C15: clareschaw, from Scottish Gaelic clarsach, Irish Gaelic cláirsach harp
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