clachan

[ klah-khuhn, kla- ]
/ ˈklɑ xən, ˈklæ- /

noun Scot., Irish.

a small village or hamlet.

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Origin of clachan

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots ) <Scots Gaelic, equivalent to clach stone + -an diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for clachan

clachan
/ (Gaelic ˈklaxən, English ˈklæ-) /

noun

Scot and Irish dialect a small village; hamlet

Word Origin for clachan

C15: from Scottish Gaelic: probably from clach stone
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