sporran


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spor·ran

 (spôr′ən, spŏr′-)
n.
A leather or fur pouch worn at the front of the kilt in the traditional dress of men of the Scottish Highlands.

[Scottish Gaelic sporan, from Middle Irish sparán, possibly from Late Latin bursa, bag; see bursa.]

sporran

(ˈspɒrən)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a large pouch, usually of fur, worn hanging from a belt in front of the kilt in men's Scottish Highland dress
[C19: from Scottish Gaelic sporan purse; compare Irish Gaelic sparán purse, Late Latin bursa bag]

spor•ran

(ˈspɒr ən)

n.
(in Scottish Highland costume) a large pouch, commonly of fur, that is worn suspended in front of a kilt.
[1745–55; < Scottish Gaelic sporan; compare Irish sparán purse]

sporran

A Scottish word for a large pouch worn with the kilt as part of Scottish Highland dress.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sporran - a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanderssporran - a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
pouch - a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
Translations

sporran

[ˈspɒrən] Nescarcela f

sporran

nFelltasche f (über dem Schottenrock getragen)
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