[ kol-uh m ]
/ ˈkɒl əm /
Pa·draic [paw-drik] /ˈpɔ drɪk/, 1881–1972, Irish poet and dramatist, in the U.S. from 1914.
SaintSaint ColumbaSaint ColumcilleApostle of Caledonia, 521–97, Irish missionary, founder of Iona.
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Definition for saint columba (2 of 2)
[ kuh-luhm-buh ]
/ kəˈlʌm bə /
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.
Related formsCo·lum·ban, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for saint columba (1 of 3)
/ (ˈkɒləm) /
Padraic (ˈpɑːdrɪk). 1881–1972, Irish lyric poet, resident in the US (1914–72)
British Dictionary definitions for saint columba (2 of 3)
/ (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 saint columba (3 of 3)
/ (kəˈlʌmbə) /
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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