noun Etymology: Middle English, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish loch lake; akin to Latin lacus lake — more at lake Date: 14th century 1. chiefly Irish lake 2. chiefly Irish a bay or inlet of the sea

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  • lough — lough; lough·lin·ite; tur·lough; fur·lough; …   English syllables

  • Lough — Lough, n. [See 1st {Loch}.] A loch or lake; so spelt in Ireland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lough — Lough, obs. strong imp. of {Laugh}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lough — [lɔx, lɔk US la:k, la:x] n in Ireland, a lake or a part of the sea almost surrounded by land ▪ Lough Neagh …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lough — (spr. Loff), in Irland so v.w. Binnensee od. Meerbusen, so L. Dergh, L. Garne (spr. L. Ärn), L. Foyle (spr. L. Feul), L Gilly, L. Neagh (spr. L. Niht), größter in Irland, 1 Meile lang, über (breit, mit zwei Inseln u. vielen Fischen) u.a. in der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lough — (spr. loch), s. Loch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lough — (irisch, spr. lock), s.v.w. See …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lough — ● lough nom masculin En Irlande, lac ou estuaire étroit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lough —   [lɔk, lɔx], in Irland Bezeichnung für Loch.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lough — a lake, pool, early 14c., Anglo Celtic, representing a northern form of Ir. and Gael. loch, Welsh llwch, from PIE root *laku (see LAKE (Cf. lake) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lough — [läkh] n. [ME, prob. < Gael & OEr loch, LOCH] 1. a lake 2. an arm of the sea …   English World dictionary

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