See also: Clan and član

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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.
    Coordinate term: lineage
    Hyponym: descent group
  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.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: clan
  • Dutch: clan
  • French: clan
  • Galician: clan
  • German: Clan
  • Italian: clan
  • Portuguese: clan, clã
  • Spanish: clan

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

DescendantsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English clan, Scottish Gaelic clann, ultimately from Latin planta, and therefore a doublet of plante.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

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GalicianEdit

NounEdit

clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English clan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clan m (invariable)

  1. clan
  2. team
  3. gang

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

clan m (plural clans)

  1. Alternative spelling of clã

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French clan.

NounEdit

clan n (plural clanuri)

  1. clan

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English clan. Doublet of planta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clan m (plural clanes)

  1. clan

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