Scot., Irish a hamlet
Origin of clachanGael; probably ; from clach, stone
nounScots & Irish
A small village; a hamlet.
Origin of clachanPartly from Irish clachán and partly from Scottish Gaelic clachan, both ultimately from Old Irish clochán, clachán, causeway, paved road, from cloch, clach, stone; akin to Welsh clwg, steep rock, cliff.