1. Roman Legend. a woman warrior who fought on the side of Turnus against Aeneas.
  2. Also Ca·mil·a, Ca·mile, Ca·mille [kuh-meel] /kəˈmil/. a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Camillus, cognomen of several members of the gens Furia, from camillus "noble youth attending at sacrifices," perhaps from Etruscan.

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