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Columba

[kuh-luhm-buh] /kəˈlʌm bə/
noun, genitive Columbae
[kuh-luhm-bee] /kəˈlʌm bi/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
1.
Saint, a.d. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
2.
Also called Columba Noae
[noh-ee] /ˈnoʊ i/ (Show IPA)
. Astronomy. the Dove, or Noah's Dove, a southern constellation between Caelum and Canis Major.
Related forms
Columban, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for columba, saint

Columba1

/kəˈlʌmbə/
noun (Latin genitive) Columbae (kəˈlʌmbiː)
1.
as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion
Word Origin
Latin, literally: dove

Columba2

/kəˈlʌmbə/
noun
1.
Saint. ?521–597 ad, Irish missionary: founded the monastery at Iona (563) from which the Picts were converted to Christianity. Feast day: June 9
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