variants or less commonly cailliach
plural -s
Irish & Scottish
: an old woman : crone, hag

Word History


Scottish Gaelic & Irish Gaelic cailleach, from Old Irish caillech nun, from caille veil, from Latin pallium cloak

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“Cailleach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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