clearsach\ˈkla(a)rˌs(h)aḵ, -är-, -er-, -ār-, -ȯi(ə)r-, -s(h)əḵ\
Definition of clarsach
: the ancient small harp of Ireland and Scotland
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Origin and Etymology of clarsach
alteration (influenced by Scottish Gaelic clārsach & Irish Gaelic clāirseach) of Middle English clareschaw, modification of Scottish Gaelic clārsach; akin to Middle Irish clāirseach harp
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