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sporran

[ spor-uhn ]
/ ˈspɒr ən /
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noun
(in Scottish Highland costume) a large pouch for men, commonly of fur, worn, suspended from a belt, in front of the kilt.
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Origin of sporran

1745–55; <Scots Gaelic sporan; compare Irish sparán purse
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sporran
/ (ˈspɒrən) /

noun
a large pouch, usually of fur, worn hanging from a belt in front of the kilt in men's Scottish Highland dress

Word Origin for sporran

C19: from Scottish Gaelic sporan purse; compare Irish Gaelic sparán purse, Late Latin bursa bag
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