Cornelius

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Cornēlius.

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Cornelius

  1. A male given name from Latin.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Acts 10:1-2:
      There was a certain man in Cesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
    • 2014 Joyce Carol Oates, Carthage, Fourth Estate, →ISBN, page 213:
      The intern will not call me 'Cornelius―(in fact, that dowdy old name isn't my actual name nor, at the present time, my nom de guerre)―but 'Dr. Hinton*―or 'sir'―will do.

Usage notesEdit

  • Name of early Christian saints with a medieval cult in the Low Countries. The name has remained rather rare in English.
  • Cornelius has been used as an anglicization of Conchobhar in Ireland.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly related to cornu (horn).

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Cornēlius m (genitive Cornēliī or Cornēlī, feminine Cornēlia); second declension

  1. An old Roman gens name.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Cornēlius Cornēliī
Genitive Cornēliī
Cornēlī1
Cornēliōrum
Dative Cornēliō Cornēliīs
Accusative Cornēlium Cornēliōs
Ablative Cornēliō Cornēliīs
Vocative Cornēlī Cornēliī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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ReferencesEdit

  • Cornelius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Cornelius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette