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clachan

[klah-khuh n, kla-] /ˈklɑ xən, ˈklæ-/
noun, Scot., Irish.
1.
a small village or hamlet.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Scots Gaelic, equivalent to clach stone + -an diminutive suffix
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clachan

/Gaelic ˈklaxən; English ˈklæ-/
noun
1.
(Scot & Irish, dialect) a small village; hamlet
Word Origin
C15: from Scottish Gaelic: probably from clach stone
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Word Origin and History for clachan
n.

"small village" (Scottish and Irish), early 15c., from Gaelic clach (plural clachan) "stone."

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