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[see-lee-uh n] /ˈsi li ən/
the southeastern hill of the seven hills of ancient Rome. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He gave his own palace on the Caelian Hill as a site for a Christian temple.

  • Three had been brought up in the monastery on the Caelian, and one at least would now make an excellent interpreter.

    The Paladins of Edwin the Great Clements R. Markham
  • Caligula connected the hill with the Forum, and Nero opened up an entrance towards the Caelian.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • They erected on the Caelian hill a magnificent palace, and as soon as it was finished, invited Aurelian to supper.

  • A week afterward he went to dine at a beautiful villa on the Caelian Hill, and, on arriving, dismissed his hired vehicle.

    Daisy Miller Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for Caelian


the southeasternmost of the Seven Hills of Rome
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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