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Colum

[kol-uh m]
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noun
  1. Pa·draic [paw-drik] /ˈpɔ drɪk/, 1881–1972, Irish poet and dramatist, in the U.S. from 1914.
  2. SaintSaint ColumbaSaint ColumcilleApostle of Caledonia, 521–97, Irish missionary, founder of Iona.

Columba

[kuh-luhm-buh]
noun, genitive Co·lum·bae [kuh-luhm-bee] /kəˈlʌm bi/ for 2.
  1. Saint,a.d. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
  2. Also called Columba Noae [noh-ee] /ˈnoʊ i/. Astronomy. the Dove, or Noah's Dove, a southern constellation between Caelum and Canis Major.
Related formsCo·lum·ban, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for saint columba

Colum

noun
  1. Padraic (ˈpɑːdrɪk). 1881–1972, Irish lyric poet, resident in the US (1914–72)

Columba1

noun Latin genitive Columbae (kəˈlʌmbiː)
  1. as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion

Word Origin

Latin, literally: dove

Columba2

noun
  1. Saint. ?521–597 ad, Irish missionary: founded the monastery at Iona (563) from which the Picts were converted to Christianity. Feast day: June 9
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