crannog

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crannog an ancient fortified dwelling constructed in a lake or marsh in Scotland or Ireland. The name is recorded from the early 17th century and comes from Irish crannóg, Scottish Gaelic crannag ‘timber structure’, from crann ‘tree, beam’.

crannog

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crannog ancient lake-dwelling. XIX. — Ir. crannog, Gael. crannag timber structure, f. crann tree, beam.