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Word Origin and History for christabel

Christabel

fem. proper name, probably a combination of Christ + Belle.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for christabel

Historical Examples

  • It was like the witch-lady in Christabel, 'beautiful exceedingly.'

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • "On board Schwann's yacht, the Christabel," Selingman replied.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • At this moment the door opened and Miss Christabel appeared.

  • Compare Coleridge's description of Christabel's room: Christabel, i. 175-83.

  • "Hold on a minute, Don John," shouted some one from the Christabel.

    The Yacht Club

    Oliver Optic