Usage Irish Mythology
Pronounced Pron. Kokran
Other Forms FormsCróchnat, Cróchnait
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Contributor Contrib.jellybean75 on 2/18/2008
Perhaps from Cróchnait, which was derived from Irish cróch "saffron, red" (from Latin crocus) combined with a diminutive suffix. In the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology Cochrann is a daughter of Cathaír Mór, king of Leinster, and the mother of Diarmaid and Oscar; in ballads the character is known as Cróchnat.