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Irish

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [kl̪ˠaun̪ˠ]
  • (Galway) IPA: [kl̪ˠɑːn̪ˠ]
  • (Mayo, Donegal) IPA: [kl̪ˠan̪ˠ]

Noun

clann f

  1. children, offspring
  2. race, descendants, clan

Declension

Second declension

Bare forms

Case Singular Plural
Nominative clann clanna
Vocative a chlann a chlanna
Genitive clainne clann
Dative clann clanna

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an chlann na clanna
Genitive na clainne na gclann
Dative leis an gclann

don chlann

leis na clanna


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Old Irish cland > Welsh plant > Latin planta.

Noun

clann f., gen cloinne

  1. children, offspring, descendants of
    • clann an cloinne, their children's children
    • thoir seo do 'n chloinn, give this to the children
  2. clan, tribe
    • clann Dòmhnaill, the MacDonalds
  3. a lock of hair, a ringlet, a curl
    • 'na clannaibh, in curls

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

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