Cornelius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Cornelius.

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Cornelius

  1. A male given name.
    • 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 9780007485741, 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 notes[edit]

  • 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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to cornu (horn).

Proper noun[edit]

Cornelius m (genitive Corneliī); second declension

  1. An old Roman gens name.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Cornelius Corneliī
genitive Corneliī
Cornelī1
Corneliōrum
dative Corneliō Corneliīs
accusative Cornelium Corneliōs
ablative Corneliō Corneliīs
vocative Cornelī Corneliī

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

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