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[see-luh m] /ˈsi ləm/
noun, genitive Caeli
[see-lahy, -lee] /ˈsi laɪ, -li/ (Show IPA).
the Sculptor's Tool, or Chisel, a small southern constellation between Columba and Eridanus.
Origin of Caelum
< Latin: engraving tool

fiat justitia, ruat caelum

[fee-aht yoo s-tee-tee-ah roo-aht kahy-loo m; English fee-aht juhs-tish-ee-uh roo-at see-luh m, fahy-uh t] /ˈfi ɑt yʊsˈti tiˌɑ ˈru ɑt ˈkaɪ lʊm; English ˈfi ɑt dʒʌsˈtɪʃ i ə ˈru æt ˈsi ləm, ˈfaɪ ət/
let there be justice though the heavens fall. Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Caelum non animum, &c. Do you think he has reformed now that he has crossed the sea, and changed the air?

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for Caelum


noun (Latin genitive) Caeli (ˈsiːlaɪ)
a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Eridanus
Word Origin
Latin: the sky, heaven
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