Cornelius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Cornelius.

Proper noun[edit]

Cornelius

  1. a male given name.
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), 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.

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, nominative singular in -ius.

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

1In older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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