alan








noun

  1. a male given name: from a Celtic word meaning “harmony.”

plural noun

  1. a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets.

masc. proper name, 1066, from Old Breton Alan, name of a popular Welsh and Breton saint; brought to England by the large contingent of Bretons who fought alongside William the Conqueror.

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