"ceann mòr"

Translation:a big head

March 10, 2020

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhilipWhitaker

Can this be used in the same way as in English, i.e. someone with a big head thinks a lot of themselves? Or is it just a literal big head?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

I have a sneaky feeling that it can have the same connotation as in English. I have a memory from my schooldays of someone talking about King Malcolm Canmore (was his name really Calum I now wonder...) and nobody being quite sure whether he just had a physically big head or whether he was in fact a conceited ass.

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