culdee

noun

cul·​dee
ˈkəlˌdē
plural -s
often capitalized
1
archaic : one of a class of religious recluses appearing first in Ireland in the 7th century
2
archaic : an Irish or Scottish monk

Word History

Etymology

New Latin culdei (plural), alteration (influenced by New Latin cultores Dei worshipers of God) of Medieval Latin keldei, keledei, from Old Irish cēle Dē, literally, companion of God, from cēle companion + , genitive of Dia God; akin to Latin civis citizen and to Latin deus god

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“Culdee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culdee. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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