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Columba

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/ kəˈlʌm bə /
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noun, genitive Co·lum·bae [kuh-luhm-bee] /kəˈlʌm bi/ for 2.

Saint, a.d. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
Also called Columba Noae [noh-ee]. /ˈnoʊ i/. Astronomy. the Dove, or Noah's Dove, a southern constellation between Caelum and Canis Major.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Columba

Co·lum·ban, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Columba (1 of 2)

Columba1
/ (kəˈlʌmbə) /

noun Latin genitive Columbae (kəˈlʌmbiː)

as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion

Word Origin for Columba

Latin, literally: dove

British Dictionary definitions for Columba (2 of 2)

Columba2
/ (kəˈlʌmbə) /

noun

Saint. ?521–597 ad, Irish missionary: founded the monastery at Iona (563) from which the Picts were converted to Christianity. Feast day: June 9
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