IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
clann, f. (gs. -ainne, npl. ~a, gpl. ~). 1. Children, offspring. ~ mhac, iníonacha, family of sons, of daughters. Seisear clainne, six of a family. ~ clainne, grandchildren, descendants. Ag iompar clainne, with child, pregnant. Lánúin gan chlann, childless couple. ~ an dá dheartháir, an dá dheirfiúr, an dearthár is na deirféar, (particularized terms for) first cousins. S.a. duine 3 (c), tinneas 2. 2. Race, descendants. ~a Gael, the Gaels. ~a Néill, the race of Niall. (Usually in reference to Mac- surnames) ~ Dónaill, Mhic Ruairí, the McDonnells, McRorys. S.a. míle22. 3. (a)Hist: Followers. ~ Liútair, the Lutherans. ~ Bhullaí, the Williamites. (b)Mod. Hist:~ na Poblachta, C. na P. political party. 4. Lit: Plant. 5. (Of hair) Lock. 6. Weaving: Two interlocked threads on warping frame.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ duine (amháin) clainne, one of a family.
Tá bród air as a chlann, he is proud of his children.
~ clainne, muintire, teaghlaigh, the father of a family.
do) Rugadh leanbh, duine clainne, di, she bore a child.
Tá ~ air as a chlann, as a chuid oibre, he is proud of his children, of his work.
Tá a chlann i m~ a bpósta, his children are approaching the age of marriage.
Má bhronnann Dia clann orthu, if God should bless them with children.
Tá sé ~ as a chlann, he brags about his children.
Clann Chathaoir ~ an chogaidh, Clann Chathaoir, the fomentors of war.
~ na máthar lena clann, a mother’s leaning towards her children.
Bhí sí á crá féin i ndiaidh a clainne, she was tormenting herself over the loss of her children.
Chuir sé ~ mhaith ar a chlann, he settled his family well.
Chuir sé a chlann i gcrích, he settled his family.
Tá sé ~ air a chlann a thógáil, he finds it hard to rear his family.
Tá a chlann, na barra, ag cruthú go maith dó, his children, his crops, are doing well.
Chuir sé a chlann ar coláiste, he sent his children to college.
Chuir Dia clann chucu, God gave them children.
Chuir sé i dtaisce dá chlann é, he put it by for his children.
Clann a dhéanamh, to beget children.
D’fhág sé ag a chlann ina dhiaidh é, he left it to his children after him.
Dhíbir sé a chlann, he banished his children.
Bhí duine clainne ar ~ aici, she had an illegitimate child.
~ clainne, child (of family).
A n~ clainne, their child.
Bhí ~ clainne aici, she had a child.
Gur tháinig a chlann in ~, until his children were able to prove themselves.
Is gairid go mbeidh a chlann ag ~adh air, his children will soon be a help to him.
Bheith ~ chlann, to be without children, childless.
Cad d’~ ar a chlann? What became of his children?
Tá sí ~ faoina clann, she is concerned about her children.
Bheith ag iompar (clainne, linbh), to be with child.
~ clainne, gestation, pregnancy.
Bhí triúr clainne aici leis, she had three children by him.
Le h~ báis, clainne, near death, childbirth.
~ clainne, teaghlaigh, the mother of a family.
An bheirt mhóra dá chlann, the two older members of his family.
Ag ~adh as a chlann, bragging about his children.
Ó nach raibh clann acu, since they had no children.
3. ~adh le duine clainne, to have a miscarriage.
~ a clainne, the first-born of her children.
Níl ~ ar bith aige ar a chlann, he has no control over his children.
Bhí sí ~ ar dhuine clainne ag an am sin, she was in labour at that time.
2. ~ clainne, pangs of childbirth.
Bean i d~ clainne, i d~ linbh, woman in labour.
Thréig sé a bhean agus a chlann, he deserted his wife and children.