claddagh

[klah-duh]
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noun

a ring in the form of two hands clasping a crowned heart, given in friendship or love.

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Examples from the Web for claddagh

Historical Examples of claddagh

  • One nailed me as I was passing her vegetable shop in the Claddagh.

    Just Irish

    Charles Battell Loomis

  • The Englishman who desires a new sensation should pay a visit to the Claddagh.

    A Little Tour In Ireland

    S. Reynolds Hole

  • The Claddagh fishing village by Galway is something not to be missed.

  • I am told that no citizen of Claddagh has ever been before a Galway court, either as a plaintiff or defendant.

    One Irish Summer

    William Eleroy Curtis

  • The Claddagh ring—two hands holding a heart—becomes an heirloom in a family, and is handed down from mother to daughter.


Word Origin and History for claddagh

in Claddagh ring (Irish fáinne Chladach), from village of Claddagh, County Gallway. The village name is literally "stony beach."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper