Definition of rann in US English:

rann

(also raun)

noun

Irish English
  • A piece of Irish verse; a stanza, a quatrain.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Sylvester O'Halloran (1728–1807), surgeon and antiquary. From Irish rann (Early Irish rann), of uncertain origin; perhaps originally a specifically use of Early Irish rann part, partition (although this has a different gender), cognate with Welsh rhan and perhaps ultimately from the same Indo-European base as classical Latin pars.

Pronunciation

rann

/ran/