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Celeste

[suh-lest]
noun
  1. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “heavenly.”
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  • This Madame Menoux was a haberdasher in the neighborhood and a great friend of Celeste's.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • But at this moment the ringing of a bell was heard, and an oath escaped Celeste.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • This plan was helped on by the renewed presence of Celeste the maid.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • "You must obey," said Celeste Seldon, as the driver hesitated.

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer

    Colonel Prentiss Ingraham

  • My dear Celeste: I have decided that you will have to afford to wait for your money.

    IT and Other Stories

    Gouverneur Morris


Word Origin and History for celeste

Celeste

fem. proper name, from French céleste (11c.) "sky, heaven," from Latin caelestis "heavenly" (see celestial).

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