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clan Explained

clan at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


clan at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1425, from Gael. clann "family, stock, offspring," akin to O.Ir. cland "offspring, tribe," both from L. planta "offshoot." Gaelic (Goidelic) Celtic had no initial p-, so it substituted k- or c- for L. p-. Clannish is first attested 1776. ///

clan at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Scottish Gaelic; Origin: clann 'family, race, clan', from Old Irish cland 'new growth on a plant, offspring', from Latin planta; PLANT1]//
1 a large group of families that often share the same name: --the Campbell clan// --warring clans//
2 informal a very large family: --The whole clan will be here over Christmas.//

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clan at French => English Of Explained:


clan at Spanish => English Of Explained:


clan at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Kinship group based on actual or purported descent from a common ancestor, as traced through the male (patriclan) or the female (matriclan) line. Clans are normally exogamous, marriage within the clan being regarded as incest. Clans may segment into subclans or lineages, and genealogical records and myths may be altered to incorporate new members who lack kinship ties with the clan. Clan membership may be useful in ensuring mutual support and defense as well as in the mediation of disputes over property rights and the mode of residence after marriage. Some clans express their unity by means of a common emblem. See also exogamy and endogamy.

clan at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "clan":
animal kingdom, ashram, band, blood, body, bracket, branch, brand,
breed, brood, brotherhood, bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, camp,
cast, caste, category, cell, character, charmed circle, circle,
class, clique, closed circle, colony, color, commonwealth, commune,
community, coterie, crew, crowd, deme, denomination, description,
designation, division, dynasty, economic class, elite, elite group,
endogamous group, estate, extended family, faction, family,
feather, fellowship, folk, form, fraternity, gang, genre, gens,
genus, grade, grain, group, grouping, head, heading, house, ilk,
ingroup, inner circle, junta, junto, kidney, kin, kind, kindred,
kinship group, label, level, line, lineage, lot, make, manner,
mark, matriclan, mob, moiety, mold, nation, nature, nuclear family,
number, order, outfit, party, patriclan, people, persuasion,
phratria, phratry, phyle, phylum, pigeonhole, plant kingdom,
position, predicament, race, rank, rating, ring, rubric, section,
sept, set, settlement, shape, sly, social class, society, sort,
species, stamp, station, status, stem, stirps, stock, strain,
stratum, stripe, style, subcaste, subdivision, subgroup, suborder,
the like of, the likes of, title, totem, tribe, type, variety,

član at Croatian => English Of Explained:

article, clause, fellow, limb, member, shareholder, term

clan at Dutch => English Of Explained:

clan [klɛn]

clan at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

pl. v.]
1 a group of families who are related to each other, especially in Scotland:
the Macleod clan * clan warfare
2 (informal, sometimes humorous) a very large family, or a group of people who are connected because of a particular thing:
one of a growing clan of stars who have left Hollywood

Clan at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Clan \Clan\, n. [Gael. clann offspring, descendants; akin to Ir.
clann, cland, offspring, tribe, family; perh. from L. plania
scion, slip, cutting. Cf. {Plant}, n.]
1. 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.
``I have marshaled my clan.'' --Campbell.

2. A clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a
body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit;
-- sometimes used contemptuously.

Partidge and the rest of his clan may hoot me.

The whole clan of the enlightened among us. --Burke.

clan at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : group of people related by blood or marriage [syn: {kin}, {kin
group}, {kinship group}, {kindred}, {tribe}]

clan at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Clan|član


Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » gd Inter: term » clann||progeny, race|lang=gd, from Inter: etyl » sga Inter: term » cland|lang=sga, from Inter: etyl » owl Inter: term » plant|lang=owl, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » planta||shoot, offspring|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /klæn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /kl{n/
  • Inter: rhymes » æn


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: anthropolog » y A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
    1. A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
    2. Any association of people behaving clannishly.
    3. Inter: video game » s A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.

      Derived terms

      * clannish

  • matriclan
  • patriclan


    * German: Inter: l » de|Clan


    Inter: trans-top » group having common ancestor
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցեղ|tr=c’eġ, Inter: t- » hy|տոհմ|tr=tohm
  • : Old Armenian: Inter: tø » xcl|ցեղ|tr=c’eł|sc=Armn, Inter: tø » xcl|տոհմ|tr=tohm|sc=Armn, Inter: tø » xcl|զարմ|tr=zarm|sc=Armn
  • Berber:
  • : Tashelhit: Inter: tø » shi|afus|m
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|клан|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|clan, Inter: t+ » nl|stam
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|clan|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Clan|m, Inter: t+ » de|Sippe|f
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|klán
  • Ido: klano
  • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|clann

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|clan|m
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|ádóoneʼé
    • Ngarrindjeri: Inter: tø » nay|laklinyeri
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|klan|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|clã|m
    • Russian: клан (klan) {{m}}, род (rod) {{m}}
    • Scottish Gaelic: clann {{f}}, cinneadh {{m}}
    • Serbo-Croatian: zadruga {{f}}, rod {{m}}, svojta {{f}}, bratstvo {{n}}
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|clan|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|klan|c, Inter: t+ » sv|stam|c
    • Tok Pisin: Inter: t+ » tpi|pisin
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|dafamül

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|क्लॅन|f|tr=klǎna|sc=Deva

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|klan|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Inter: gl-noun » m
  • clan


    * Inter: sense » clan tribo

  • Italian


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • clan
    1. team
    2. gang



    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=clanes
  • clan

  • Translation: af » clan
    Translation: et » clan
    Translation: el » clan
    Translation: es » clan
    Translation: eo » clan
    Translation: fr » clan
    Translation: fy » clan
    Translation: ko » clan
    Translation: io » clan
    Translation: it » clan
    Translation: kn » clan
    Translation: hu » clan
    Translation: mg » clan
    Translation: ml » clan
    Translation: my » clan
    Translation: nl » clan
    Translation: pl » clan
    Translation: pt » clan
    Translation: ru » clan
    Translation: fi » clan
    Translation: ta » clan
    Translation: te » clan
    Translation: tr » clan
    Translation: vi » clan
    Translation: zh » clan

    Clan at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » clan|član


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de

    Alternative forms

    * Klan


    From Inter: etyl » en|de Inter: term » clan|lang=en.


    * Inter: rhymes » aːn|lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » m|Clans|Clans
  • clan


    Inter: de-noun-m » s|s


    * Dynastie, Sippe

  • Translation: de » Clan
    Translation: io » Clan
    Translation: mg » Clan
    Translation: ru » Clan
    Translation: zh » Clan

    član at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » clan|Clan



    From Inter: etyl » sla-pro|sh Inter: recons » čelnъ|lang=sla-pro.


    Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=člȃn|r|члан|чла̑н
  • member (one who officially belongs to a group)
    1. Inter: grammar » lang=sh article
    2. article (section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.)


      Inter: sh-decl-noun »

    |član / člana|članove



    From Inter: etyl » sla-pro|sl Inter: recons » čelnъ|lang=sla-pro.


    Inter: sl-noun » m
  • member (one who officially belongs to a group)

  • Translation: eu » član
    Translation: fr » član
    Translation: ko » član
    Translation: hr » član
    Translation: mg » član
    Translation: ru » član
    Translation: sl » član
    Translation: fi » član