lochs

loch

[lok, lokh]
noun Scot.
1.
a lake.
2.
a partially landlocked or protected bay; a narrow arm of the sea.

Origin:
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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loch (lɒx, lɒk)
 
n
1.  a Scot word for lake
2.  Also called: sea loch a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Scotland
 
[C14: from Gaelic]

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loch
late 14c., from Gael. loch "lake, narrow arm of the sea," cognate with O.Ir. loch "body of water, lake," Bret. lagen, Anglo-Ir. lough, L. lacus (see lake (1)). The Loch Ness monster is first attested 1933.
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