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partan

[pahr-tn]
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noun Scot.
  1. a crab.
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Origin of partan

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Scots Gaelic: crab
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partan

noun
  1. a Scot word for crab 1 (def. 1), crab 1 (def. 2)
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Word Origin

C15: of Celtic origin
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