cailleach

noun
cail·​leach
variants: or less commonly cailliach \ ˈkālˌyəḵ , ˈkälˌ(y)əḵ \
plural -s

Definition of cailleach

Irish & Scottish
: an old woman : crone, hag

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History and Etymology for cailleach

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

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“Cailleach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cailleach. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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