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[kuh-mil-uh] /kəˈmɪl ə/
Roman Legend. a woman warrior who fought on the side of Turnus against Aeneas.
Also, Camila, Camile, Camille
[kuh-meel] /kəˈmil/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Camilla followed after, and named every tone correctly and without hesitation.

    Camilla: A Tale of a Violin Charles Barnard
  • It was the very place where Spencer had first beheld Camilla.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She then asked Camilla if she had any message for Cleves, as one of her servants was going close to the park gate.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
  • And thus, when Camilla rose upon him his heart was free to receive her image.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Camilla could now stay no longer; nor could Edgar, though adoring the hearty joy of Sir Hugh, refuse to aid her in absconding.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
Word Origin and History for Camilla

fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Camillus, cognomen of several members of the gens Furia, from camillus "noble youth attending at sacrifices," perhaps from Etruscan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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