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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cland (children, family, offspring), from Old Welsh plant (children), from Latin planta (shoot, twig, sprout).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clann f (genitive singular clainne, nominative plural clanna)

  1. children, offspring
  2. race, descendants, clan
  3. (historical) followers
  4. (literary) plant
  5. (of hair) lock
  6. (weaving) two interlocked threads on warping frame

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
clann chlann gclann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "clann" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • clann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

clann (verbal noun clannaghey or clanney, past participle clannit)

  1. colonize, populate
  2. thicken (as liquid)

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
clann chlann glann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cland, from Old Welsh plant, from Latin planta.

NounEdit

clann f

  1. children
  2. family
  3. offspring
  4. plant

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • clann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cland, from Old Welsh plant, from Latin planta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clann f (genitive singular cloinne)

  1. children, offspring, progeny
    • 1993, Dr. Richard Cox, Anne Lorne Gillies, “Speaking our Language 7:1”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      A bheil clann agaibh?
      Do you have children?
    clann an cloinnetheir children’s children
    thoir seo don chloinngive this to the children
  2. clan, tribe
    clann Dòmhnaillthe MacDonalds
  3. lock, ringlet, curl
    na clannaibhin [her] curls
  4. race

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used in the phrase duine cloinne (literally "person of children") to refer to a single child.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • 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
  • clann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.