See also: Lough

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Irish loch, from Old Irish loch, from Proto-Celtic *lokus (lake, pool), from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (pond, pool). Cognate to English lake.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɒx/, /lɒk/
  • (file)

NounEdit

lough (plural loughs)

  1. A lake or long, narrow inlet, especially in Ireland.
    • 2009, January 26, “Henry McDonald”, in It's got fancy flats, a hotel. Even a bank. But can the Titanic Quarter stay afloat?[1]:
      Outside, a freezing wind whips across Belfast lough [] .

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