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clan

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English

Etymology

From Scottish Gaelic clann (progeny, race), from Old Irish cland, apparently from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] planta (shoot, offspring).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
clan

Plural
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clan ({{{1}}})
  1. A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
  2. (anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
  3. Any association of people behaving clannishly.
  4. (video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.

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Translations


Italian

Noun

clan m. [[Category:Template:lang:it {{{2}}}s|clan]] inv.

  1. clan
  2. team
  3. gang

Spanish

Noun

clan m. (plural clanes)

Singular
clan m.

Plural
clanes m.

  1. clan

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