Definitions for clanklæn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a group of families or households among the Scottish Highlanders, the heads of which claim descent from a common ancestor.
a group of people of common descent; family:
Our whole clan gathers for Thanksgiving.
a clique, party, or other group united by some common interest.
Origin of clan:
1375–1425; late ME (Scots) < ScotGael clann, OIr cland offspring < L planta scion, plant
kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe(noun)
group of people related by blood or marriage
A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
Any association of people behaving clannishly.
A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
Origin: From clann, from cland, from plant, from planta.
a tribe or collection of families, united under a chieftain, regarded as having the same common ancestor, and bearing the same surname; as, the clan of Macdonald
a clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit; -- sometimes used contemptuously
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a tribe of blood relations descended from a common ancestor, ranged under a chief in direct descent from him, and having a common surname, as in the Highlands of Scotland; at bottom a military organisation for defensive and predatory purposes.
Translations for clan
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tribe or group of families (especially Scottish) under a single chief, usually all having one surname.
- عَشيرَه، قَبيلَهArabic
- clãPortuguese (BR)
- klan, rodCzech
- die SippeGerman
- φάρα, φατρίαGreek
- خاندان؛ طایفهFarsi
- klan, rodCroatian
- klan, margaIndonesian
- suku kaumMalay
- klan,ætt, stammeNorwegian
- خاندان؛ طایفهPersian
- клан; родRussian
- pleme, rodbinaSlovenian
- เผ่า; ตระกูลThai
- kabile, klanTurkish
- 蘇格蘭高地人的氏族，部族Chinese (Trad.)
- клан, рідUkrainian
- قبیلہ ، نسلUrdu
- thị tộcVietnamese
- 苏格兰高地人的氏族，部族Chinese (Simp.)
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