Cornelius

[kawr-neel-yuh s, -nee-lee-uh s; for 2, 3 also German kawr-ney-lee-oo s]
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noun

Saint,died a.d. 253, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 251–253.
Pe·ter von [pey-tuhr fuh n] /ˈpeɪ tər fən/, 1783–1867, German painter.
a male given name: from a Roman family name.

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Cornelius

masc. proper name, from the name of a Roman gens.

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