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Celeste

[suh-lest] /səˈlɛst/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “heavenly.”.
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  • But at this moment the ringing of a bell was heard, and an oath escaped Celeste.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • This Madame Menoux was a haberdasher in the neighborhood and a great friend of Celeste's.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • This plan was helped on by the renewed presence of Celeste the maid.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • "You must obey," said Celeste Seldon, as the driver hesitated.

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
  • My dear Celeste: I have decided that you will have to afford to wait for your money.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
Word Origin and History for Celeste

fem. proper name, from French céleste (11c.) "sky, heaven," from Latin caelestis "heavenly" (see celestial).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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