/spor"euhn/, n.
(in Scottish Highland costume) a large pouch for men, commonly of fur, worn, suspended from a belt, in front of the kilt.
[1745-55; < ScotGael sporan; cf. Ir sparán purse]

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  • sporran — [spɔʀan] n. m. ÉTYM. Attesté 1980; mot gaélique sporan « bourse », empr. par l angl. au déb. du XIXe (Walter Scott, etc.). ❖ ♦ Bourse plate attachée à la ceinture, caractéristique du costume masculin traditionnel, en Écosse. || Sporran de cuir… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sporran — Spor ran (sp[o^]r ran), n. [Gael. sporan.] A large purse or pouch made of skin with the hair or fur on, worn in front of the kilt by Highlanders when in full dress. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporran — 1818, from Gaelic sporan, Irish sparan purse, of uncertain origin. Familiarized by Walter Scott (first attested in Rob Roy ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sporran — ► NOUN ▪ a small pouch worn around the waist so as to hang in front of the kilt as part of men s Scottish Highland dress. ORIGIN Scottish Gaelic sporan …   English terms dictionary

  • sporran — [spôr′ən, spär′ən] n. [Gael sporan] a leather pouch or purse, usually covered with fur or hair, worn hanging from the front of the belt in the dress costume of Scottish Highlanders …   English World dictionary

  • Sporran — Este artículo está huérfano, pues pocos o ningún artículo enlazan aquí. Por favor, introduce enlaces hacia esta página desde otros artículos relacionados …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sporran — A Sporran is a pouch (Scottish Gaelic for purse ).Now a decorative part of Highland dress, it was originally an everyday practical item. Made of leather or fur, it usually has more or less elaborate silver or other ornamentation, especially on… …   Wikipedia

  • Sporran — Ein Sporran (Schottisch für „Geldbeutel“) gehört zur traditionellen Kleidung der Bewohner der schottischen Highlands. Er ersetzt an dem sonst taschenlosen Kilt die Hosentasche. Sporran mit Fuchsfellbesatz und keltischen Knoten, Highlandgames 2005 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sporran — Un sporran de cuir noir. Le sporran, mot gaélique écossais signifiant sacoche, est un élément du costume traditionnel masculin des Highlands, en Écosse. Le sporran pallie l absence de poches du kilt. Il est issu des sacoches communément portées à …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sporran — UK [ˈspɒrən] / US [ˈspɔrən] noun [countable] Word forms sporran : singular sporran plural sporrans a small furry bag that hangs in front of a man s kilt as part of traditional Scottish dress …   English dictionary

  • sporran — [19] English acquired sporran from Gaelic, of course, but it is not ultimately of Celtic origin. It goes back to Latin bursa ‘purse’ (source of English bursar, purse, etc), which was early on borrowed into the Celtic languages, giving Irish… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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