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

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 16 Apr. 2021.

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