A people mentioned, together with the Picti, by the later Roman writers as one of the chief
tribes of the ancient Caledonians (Oros. i. 2; Amm. Marc. xxvii. 8, 4;
Orig. xiv. 6
). They dwelt in the south of Scotland and in Ireland; and
from them the former country has derived its name. See Innes, Ancient Inhabitants
of Scotland (1729)
; Skene, Celtic Scotland (last ed.
; and Caledonia