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[Ir., hair or curl on the back of the head].

The custom in early Ireland of wearing the hair long and tied at the back of the neck has encouraged the use of Cúilín as an occasional poetic for Ireland; sometimes anglicized as Coolun, Cooleen, etc. This may be influenced by cúil-fhionn [fair-haired girl, attractive person, etc.]. There are several minor female figures named Cúilín, such as the daughter of Conarán in Fenian stories.

Subjects: Religion.

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