Usage Manx (Archaic)
Other Forms FormsCalycrista
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Meaning & History
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 Creest "Christ" with the intended meaning of "servant of Christ" (since the names of saints were considered too holy for everyday use, they were usually prefixed until the 17th century).