caileag

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A caile (vulgar girl, quean, hussy, strumpet, maid servant) +‎ -ag (diminutive). From Old Irish caile (maid); compare Breton plac'h (girl); Greek παλλακή (pallakḗ, concubine), Latin pellex.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caileag f (genitive caileige, plural caileagan)

  1. A girl, a lass, and especially one who has not yet left childhood.

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