maccaillech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maccaillech or dil.ie/31181

Forms: maccaildecha

n ā, f., a (young?) nun: Arch. iii 308.15 . asrenar lan- eraic . . . im ma[c]caillig na diulta cailli `a young nun who has not renounced her veil', Laws ii 404.16 . pl. maccaildecha craibdecha, Mon. Tall. § 62. etir maccaillecha ┐ laichesa, RC xv 488 § 7 ; 'between nuns and laywomen' Ériu xix 61 § 7 .