In Manx caulg(agh) generally refers to a prickle/spike/(~iness).
Cregeen (1835) has caulg(yn)=the awns of barley(the spiky bits), the hards or shoves of flax (woody centre of stems).
I can find no reference to swords or other weapons.
Jeshaghteyr Strughtooroil - Rheynn Bun-troggalys
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Very helpful observation. Móran taing.
Scríobh 16/08/2011 14:19, Tom Thomson:
> So the shift in meaning happened only to one version of the word (colg), and the other (calg) still means a straight pointy thing (but no longer a sword or spear).
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