Cecil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Caecilius, a Roman family name derived from caecus (blind). The surname has absorbed the Old Welsh given name Seisyllt, from Latin Sextilius, from Sextus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cecil

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1968 Ivan Southall, Let the Balloon Go, Methuen, page 91:
    John Sumner always called him "Sissy" but other kids called him Cecil or See-sal or Weasil. He didn't mind anything except "Sissy". Every time he heard it he saw red.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict?stress=-s&in=CECIL

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