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crannog

[ kran-uhg ]
/ ˈkræn əg /
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noun
(in ancient Ireland and Scotland) a lake dwelling, usually built on an artificial island.
a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ancient Scotland and Ireland.
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Also cran·noge [kran-uhj]. /ˈkræn ədʒ/.

Origin of crannog

1850–55; <Irish crannóg wooden frame or vessel, pole, crannog, equivalent to crann beam, tree + -óg noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for crannog

crannog

crannoge (ˈkrænədʒ)

/ (ˈkrænəɡ) /

noun
an ancient Celtic lake or bog dwelling dating from the late Bronze Age to the 16th century ad, often fortified and used as a refuge

Word Origin for crannog

C19: from Irish Gaelic crannóg, from Old Irish crann tree
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