See also: Clan and član

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Irish clann (offspring, children of the family) and Scottish Gaelic clann, both from Old Irish cland, borrowed from Old Welsh plant, itself borrowed from Latin planta (shoot, offspring). Doublet of plant.

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clan (plural clans)

  1. (anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief, especially when the exact genealogies are not known.
    Hyponym: descent group
    Coordinate term: lineage
  2. A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
  3. Any group defined by family ties with some sort of political unity.
    • 1923, P.G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:
      As a rule, you see, I'm not lugged into Family Rows. On the occasions when Aunt is calling to Aunt like mastodons bellowing across primeval swamps and Uncle James's letter about Cousin Mabel's peculiar behaviour is being shot round the family circle... the clan has a tendency to ignore me.
  4. (video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
  5. A badger colony.

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Descendants

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  • Catalan: clan
  • Danish: klan
  • Dutch: clan
  • French: clan
  • Galician: clan
  • German: Clan
  • Italian: clan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: klan
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: klan
  • Polish: klan
  • Russian: клан (klan)
  • Portuguese: clan, clã
  • Spanish: clan
  • Swedish: klan

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Catalan

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Noun

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clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English clan, from Scottish Gaelic clann (progeny, race), from Old Irish cland, from Old Welsh plant, from Latin planta (shoot, offspring). As such, it is a doublet of plant (plant, flora).

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clan m (plural clans, diminutive clannetje n)

  1. clan, kin group, esp. in relation to the Scottish Highlands or Scotland in general
  2. (gaming) a group of gamers playing on the same team, a clan

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French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English clan, from Scottish Gaelic clann (progeny, race), from Old Irish cland, from Old Welsh plant, from Latin planta (shoot, offspring), and therefore a doublet of plante.

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clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

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Galician

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Etymology

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from Irish clann (offspring, children of the family) and Scottish Gaelic clann, both from Old Irish cland, borrowed from Old Welsh plant, itself borrowed from Latin planta (shoot, offspring). Doublet of planta.

Noun

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clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan
    Synonym: tribo

Italian

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English clan. Ultimately a doublet of pianta.

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clan m (invariable)

  1. clan
  2. team
  3. gang

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  1. ^ clan in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Portuguese

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Noun

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clan m (plural clans)

  1. Alternative spelling of clã

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French clan.

Noun

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clan n (plural clanuri)

  1. clan

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English clan.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈklan/ [ˈklãn]
  • Rhymes: -an
  • Syllabification: clan

Noun

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clan m (plural clanes)

  1. clan

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