céile Dé

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Latin servus Deī.

Noun[edit]

céile (plural céili Dé)

  1. Culdee; member of a class of anchorites distinguished by special observances and practices, apparently stricter than was usual.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1] s.v. céile