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partan

[pahr-tn] /ˈpɑr tn/
noun, Scot.
1.
a crab.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Scots Gaelic: crab
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partan

/ˈpɑːtən; Scot ˈpartən/
noun
1.
a Scot word for crab1 (sense 1), crab1 (sense 2)
Word Origin
C15: of Celtic origin
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