CAILLIC f Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic word caileag
meaning "girl", or possibly from the related word cailleach
meaning "old woman", which is also the name of a Scottish and Irish mythological figure (see BEIRA
) and comes from Old Irish caillech
"veiled (one)", from caille
"veil", an early loanword from Latin pallium
"a cloak" (i.e., the ecclesiastical garment worn by nuns).