Picts

The inhabitants of Albin, north-east of Scotland. The name is usually said to be the Latin picti (painted [or tattooed] with woad), but in the Irish chronicles the Picts are called Pictones, Pictores, Piccardaig, etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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