cailleach

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Irish[edit]

cailleach

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish caillech (nun, housekeeper, elderly woman, crone, hag), from caille (veil) (+ -ech), from Latin pallium.

Noun[edit]

cailleach f (genitive singular caillí, nominative plural cailleacha)

  1. witch

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cailleach chailleach gcailleach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scottish Gaelic cailleach, from Old Irish caillech, from caille (veil) + -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkeljʌx], [ˈkalʌx], [ˈkaljʌx]

Noun[edit]

cailleach (plural cailleachs)

  1. old woman, crone

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish caillech, from caille (veil) + -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cailleach f (genitive singular cailliche, plural cailleachan)

  1. old woman
  2. woman, wife
  3. hag, crone
  4. cowl (on a chimney)

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