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Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) ketharan, probably from Medieval Latin katheranus, from Scottish Gaelic ceithearn band of fighting men Date: 14th century a former military irregular or brigand of the Scottish Highlands

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Sc. a Highland irregular fighting man; a marauder. Etymology: ME f. med.L cateranus & Gael. ceathairne peasantry

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cateran Cat"e*ran, n. [Gael. ceatharnach. Cf. Kern Irish foot soldier.] A Highland robber: a kind of irregular soldier. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.



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