Culdee

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Culdee One of a class of anchorites who lived in various parts of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. "The pure Culdees Were Albyn's earliest priests of God."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Culdee A member of a fraternity of priests, constituting an irregular monastic order, existing in Scotland, and in smaller numbers in Ireland and Wales, from the ninth or tenth to the fourteenth or fifteenth century.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Culdee kul′dē one of a fraternity of monks living in Scotland in the 8th century in groups of cells.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. Gael.cuilteach,; cf. Ir. ceilede,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Acc. to Reeves and Skene, the old Ir. céle dé, 'servants of God,' or 'companions of God'—Latinised by Boece into Culdei, as if cultores Dei.

Usage

In literature:

AODH, last of the Culdees, or primitive clergy of Io'na, an island south of Staffa.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Culdees, the, 182 question on the 179n.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
We have no clearer account of the Culdee peculiarities that St Margaret reformed.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
Of Glasgow during the Culdee period nothing can be definitely known.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
In Fifeshire, in Scotland, they burnt many of the churches, and among the rest that belonging to the Culdees, at St. Andrews.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Michael Ochiltree, dean in 1425, built Knaik Bridge at Ardoch, Bishop's Bridge at Culdees, rebuilt Culdee Church at Muthill; crowned James II.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
Brechin had a community of Culdees till 1372, when a secular chapter was constituted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Brechin is a prosperous town, of great antiquity, having been the site of a Culdee abbey.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It deals with The Flight of the Culdees.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
Into the gap, towards the end of the 8th century, came the Culdees from Ireland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
The most remarkable scholar of Clonenagh was St. AEngus, the Culdee.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
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