Camilla

[kuh-mil-uh]
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noun

Roman Legend. a woman warrior who fought on the side of Turnus against Aeneas.
Also Ca·mil·a, Ca·mile, Ca·mille [kuh-meel] /kəˈmil/. a female given name.

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Historical Examples of camille

  • Camille Doucet, who was a member of the jury, had pleaded a long time.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • "I am sure that Camille Doucet is at the bottom of it," I said.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • This had nothing to do with me, though, and I wondered what Camille Doucet would think.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • My grief was all the more profound from the fact that I was very fond of Camille Doucet.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Camille Doucet received me with a beaming expression on his face.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt


Word Origin and History for camille

Camilla

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper