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


ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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

  • Irish: clann
  • Manx: cloan
  • Scottish Gaelic: clann

Further readingEdit


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

  • clann” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “clann”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language