Usage Manx (Archaic)
Other Forms FormsCalaghdooney
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 8/25/2009
Derived from Manx caillagh, a cognate of Old Irish caillech "veiled one; (and by extension) nun; female servant" (ultimately from Old Irish caille "veil") and Manx doonagh "church" with the intended meaning of "servant of the Church" or "servant of the Lord".