clachan

[ klah-khuhn, kla- ]

nounScot., Irish.
  1. a small village or hamlet.

Origin of clachan

1
1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots ) <Scots Gaelic, equivalent to clach stone + -an diminutive suffix

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clachan

/ (Gaelic ˈklaxən, English ˈklæ-) /


noun
  1. Scot and Irish dialect a small village; hamlet

Origin of clachan

1
C15: from Scottish Gaelic: probably from clach stone

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