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[kuh-mil-uh] /kəˈmɪl ə/
Roman Legend. a woman warrior who fought on the side of Turnus against Aeneas.
Also, Camila, Camile, Camille
[kuh-meel] /kəˈmil/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • camille felt an almost savage pleasure in thus entrapping her rival in her toils.

    Beatrix Honore de Balzac
  • "Decidedly, you are very fond of camille," she presently said.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • This celebrated man, who is nameless, may be regarded as the master and maker of "camille Maupin."

    Beatrix Honore de Balzac
  • "I find you too greedy," replied camille, casting on him a crushing glance.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • camille went by a night train, and Olive began to “see Rome” on the following morning.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
Word Origin and History for camille


fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Camillus, cognomen of several members of the gens Furia, from camillus "noble youth attending at sacrifices," perhaps from Etruscan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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