Origin of ciliceFrench ; from Classical Latin cilicium (from source Old English cilic), coarse covering of Cilician goats' hair, in LL(Ec), hair shirt ; from Classical Greek kilikion, garment of goats' hair, after Kilikia, Cilicia, noted for its goats
- A coarse cloth; haircloth.
- a. A hair shirt.b. Any of various other garments or items worn as a form of corporal mortification.
Origin of ciliceFrench, from Latin cilicium, a covering made of Cilician goat's hair, from Cilicia.