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loch

[lok, lokh] /lɒk, lɒx/
noun, Scot.
1.
a lake.
2.
a partially landlocked or protected bay; a narrow arm of the sea.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (Scots) louch, locht < Scots Gaelic loch, Old Irish loch lake, cognate with Latin lacus, Old English lagu; see lake1, lough
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British Dictionary definitions for lochs

loch

/lɒx; lɒk/
noun
1.
a Scot word for lake1
2.
Also called sea loch. a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Scotland
Word Origin
C14: from Gaelic
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Word Origin and History for lochs

loch

n.

late 14c., from Gaelic loch "lake, narrow arm of the sea," cognate with Old Irish loch "body of water, lake," Breton lagen, Anglo-Irish lough, Latin lacus (see lake (n.1)). The Loch Ness monster is first attested 1933.

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