claddagh

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noun clad·dagh \ˈkla-də, ˈklä-\

Definition of claddagh

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

Origin and Etymology of claddagh

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


First Known Use: 1883


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