Columba meaning

kə-lŭm'bə
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis.
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Irish missionary who established a monastery on the island of Iona and subsequently Christianized northern Scotland.
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A S constellation near Canis Major.
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(a.d. 521-597); Ir. missionary: converted Scotland to Christianity: his day is June 9
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St. Columba of Iona (Old Irish Columb Cille, meaning "Dove of the church"); one of the Gaelic missionary monks who reintroduced Christianity to Scotland during the Dark Ages.
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Any of three other Christian saints who bore the name Columba.
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(astronomy) A small winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dove. It was introduced by Augustin Royer in 1679, as a split from the constellation Canis Major.
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Origin of columba

  • Latin columba dove
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin columba (“dove, pigeon”)
    From Wiktionary