- a stanza of Irish poetry
Etymology: Irish rannIrish, rann.
- 1922: Our greatest living phonetic expert (wild horses shall not drag it from us!) has left no stone unturned in his efforts to delucidate and compare the verse recited and has found it bears a striking resemblance (the italics are ours) to the ranns of ancient Celtic bards. " James Joyce, Ulysses
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