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[see-luh m]
noun, genitive Cae·li [see-lahy, -lee] /ˈsi laɪ, -li/. Astronomy.
  1. the Sculptor's Tool, or Chisel, a small southern constellation between Columba and Eridanus.
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Origin of Caelum

< Latin: engraving tool

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]
  1. let there be justice though the heavens fall.
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  • 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


noun Latin genitive Caeli (ˈsiːlaɪ)
  1. a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Eridanus
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Word Origin

Latin: the sky, heaven
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