[ see-luh m ]
/ ˈsi ləm /

noun, genitive Cae·li [see-lahy, -lee] /ˈsi laɪ, -li/. Astronomy.

the Sculptor's Tool, or Chisel, a small southern constellation between Columba and Eridanus.

Origin of Caelum

< Latin: engraving tool

Definition for caelum (2 of 2)

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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for caelum

  • 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

/ (ˈsiːləm) /

noun Latin genitive Caeli (ˈsiːlaɪ)

a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Eridanus

Word Origin for Caelum

Latin: the sky, heaven
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