clachan

clachan

[klah-khuhn, kla-]
noun Scot., Irish.
a small village or hamlet.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Scots Gaelic, equivalent to clach stone + -an diminutive suffix

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clachan (Gaelic ˈklaxən, English ˈklæ-)
 
n
dialect (Scot), (Irish) a small village; hamlet
 
[C15: from Scottish Gaelic: probably from clach stone]

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