Named in the 17th century by the Frenchastronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. From Latincaelum (“a chisel”)
Latin caelumsculptor's chiselkaə-id- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Caelum Sentence Examples
The lay basis of the Third Crusade made it, in one sense, the greatest of all Crusades, in which all the three great monarchs of western Europe participated; but it also made it a failure, for the kings of France and England, changing caelum, non animum, carried their political rivalries into the movement, in which it had been agreed that they should be sunk.
The Roman Caelus (or Caelum) is simply a translation of the Greek Obpav6s, not the name of a distinct national divinity.
Heaven, as in the Hebrew shamayim, the Greek oipavos, the Latin caelum, is the abode of God, and as such in Christian eschatology is the place of the blessed in the next world (see Eschatology and Paradise).