[ kawr-neel-yuhs, -nee-lee-uhs; for 2, 3 also German kawr-ney-lee-oos ]

  1. Saint, died a.d. 253, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 251–253.

  2. Pe·ter von [pey-tuhrfuhn], /ˈpeɪ tər fən/, 1783–1867, German painter.

  1. a male given name: from a Roman family name.

Words Nearby Cornelius Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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