[ spor-uh n ]
/ ˈspɒr ən /


(in Scottish Highland costume) a large pouch for men, commonly of fur, worn, suspended from a belt, in front of the kilt.

Origin of sporran

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


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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