laochan

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

laoch (hero) +‎ -an

NounEdit

laochan m (genitive singular laochain, plural laochain)

  1. Diminutive of laoch
  2. boy, lad

Usage notesEdit

  • Used especially in the vocative when addresssing a young boy:
    Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh, a laochain? - How are you today, lad (literally "little hero")?

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