claddagh

noun
clad·​dagh | \ ˈkla-də How to pronounce claddagh (audio) , ˈklä- \

Definition of claddagh

: an Irish design (as on a ring) of two hands holding a crowned heart that symbolizes friendship, loyalty, and love

Examples of claddagh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Irish Crossroads offers many items to show Gaelic pride, from claddagh rings that symbolize love, loyalty and friendship to stained glass embossed with the trinity sign and the Irish cross. cleveland, 10 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of claddagh

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for claddagh

Claddagh, former village across the river Corrib from Galway city, Ireland

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The first known use of claddagh was in 1883

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“Claddagh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claddagh. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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