crannog

crannog

[kran-uhg]
noun
1.
(in ancient Ireland and Scotland) a lake dwelling, usually built on an artificial island.
2.
a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ancient Scotland and Ireland.
Also, crannoge [kran-uhj] .


Origin:
1850–55; < Irish crannóg wooden frame or vessel, pole, crannog, equivalent to crann beam, tree + -óg noun suffix

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crannog or crannoge (ˈkrænəɡ, ˈkrænədʒ)
 
n
an ancient Celtic lake or bog dwelling dating from the late Bronze Age to the 16th century ad, often fortified and used as a refuge
 
[C19: from Irish Gaelic crannóg, from Old Irish crann tree]
 
crannoge or crannoge
 
n
 
[C19: from Irish Gaelic crannóg, from Old Irish crann tree]

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