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Colum

[kol-uh m]
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noun
  1. Pa·draic [paw-drik] /ˈpɔ drɪk/, 1881–1972, Irish poet and dramatist, in the U.S. from 1914.
  2. SaintSaint ColumbaSaint ColumcilleApostle of Caledonia, 521–97, Irish missionary, founder of Iona.
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Columba

[kuh-luhm-buh]
noun, genitive Co·lum·bae [kuh-luhm-bee] /kəˈlʌm bi/ for 2.
  1. Saint,a.d. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
  2. 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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Related formsCo·lum·ban, adjective
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Colum

noun
  1. Padraic (ˈpɑːdrɪk). 1881–1972, Irish lyric poet, resident in the US (1914–72)
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Columba1

noun Latin genitive Columbae (kəˈlʌmbiː)
  1. as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion
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Word Origin

Latin, literally: dove

Columba2

noun
  1. 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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