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 singular caileige, plural caileagan)

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

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