Word of the Day – Clachan

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Clachan (noun)

klax-un (like ch in loch)

(in Scotland or Northern Ireland) a small village or hamlet.

Late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish clachán.

Example sentences

“It’s just hills and clachan that way.”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)

zait-gay-ber

A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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