lough

[ lok, lokh ]
/ lɒk, lɒx /

noun Irish English.

a lake.
a partially landlocked or protected bay; a narrow arm of the sea.

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Origin of lough

1505–15; Anglo-Irish spelling of Irish loch lake; compare Middle English low, lough(e), logh(e), Old English (Northumbrian) lūh<British Celtic *lux- (>Welsh llwch (obsolete) lake, Old Breton luh,Breton louc’h), apparently <early Irish; see loch
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British Dictionary definitions for lough

lough
/ (lɒx, lɒk) /

noun

an Irish word for lake 1
a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Ireland
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Word Origin for lough

C14: from Irish loch lake
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