[kawr-neel-yuh s, -nee-lee-uh s; for 2, 3 also German kawr-ney-lee-oo s]
- Saint,died a.d. 253, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 251–253.
- Pe·ter von [pey-tuh r fuh n] /ˈpeɪ tər fən/, 1783–1867, German painter.
- a male given name: from a Roman family name.
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Examples from the Web for cornelius
Conceivably, Cornelius Gurlitt could argue in court that at least some of the works acquired by his father belong to him.
Indeed, Nemetz would not even say whether Cornelius Gurlitt is alive or dead.
For fifty years, Cornelius Rogge tried to tell the world this story.Dutch Castration Scandal: How Journalists Broke the Story
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There, Cornelius was presented with an honorary street sign with his name and the Soul Train logo on it.
But, according to a family member, Cornelius had several cancer scares in recent months.
To the astonishment of Cornelius, when at last they rose to go, there were tears in her eyes.
When she returned to the dining-room Cornelius was gone, but the rest were still at the table.
"You should have a little more sympathy with childhood, Cornelius," said his father.
Had Cornelius been sensitive, he must have felt he was omitted.
As little notion had his father that his son Cornelius was a black sheep.
Word Origin and History for cornelius
masc. proper name, from the name of a Roman gens.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper