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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’.

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crannog: see lake dwelling.

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