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fem. proper name, probably a combination of Christ + Belle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • christabel owned to finding a certain emptiness in life without her lover.

    Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • At this moment the door opened and Miss christabel appeared.

  • You see christabel Pankhurst has been turned down as a barrister.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • Compare Coleridge's description of christabel's room: christabel, i. 175-83.

  • I thought that was your idea—you said christabel grubbed so.

    The Jonathan Papers Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  • "Hold on a minute, Don John," shouted some one from the christabel.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • But on the whole I am rather disposed to suggest a different origin for christabel.

    Surnames as a Science Robert Ferguson
  • Other company—her Aunt Alice excepted—was rather a trial than a pleasure to christabel.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • The christabel and the ship she was guarding started to rejoin the main convoy, entirely satisfied with the afternoon's work.

    The Victory At Sea William Sowden Sims
  • Roger made the inquiry, and returned with the information that christabel did not know.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt

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