Scot a small inland loch

Word Origin for lochan

C18: Gaelic, diminutive of loch
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Examples from the Web for lochan

Historical Examples of lochan

  • Slowly Sheumais raised an arm and pointed downward through the wood toward the lochan.

  • It was that night that for the first time he swam across Lochan Fraoch to meet Katreen.

  • The lochan was visible from almost any point on Cnoc-an-Fhraoch, as well as from the south side.

  • At this point notice a singular-looking hill to the right of and nearer to the road than the Lochan nan Breac.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • They walked up the road and sat down by little Loch Awe, the lochan on the way to Alt-na-gealgach.