See also: clo, cló, CLO, and cło


Scottish GaelicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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clò m ‎(genitive singular clò or clòtha, plural clòithean or clòitean)

  1. cloth
  2. (specifically) tweed

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish cló ‎(metal spike, nail; imprint, impression; form, shape, appearance; print of a book), from Proto-Celtic [Term?] (compare Breton klao, Welsh clo), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kleh₂w- ‎(hook, crook, peg) (compare Latin clāvis).


clò m ‎(genitive singular clòdha, plural clòdhan)

  1. print
  2. printing press
  3. type
    clò trom‎ ― bold type
Derived termsEdit


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
clò chlò
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • cló” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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