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Cornelius

[kawr-neel-yuh s, -nee-lee-uh s; for 2, 3, also German kawr-ney-lee-oo s] /kɔrˈnil yəs, -ˈni li əs; for 2, 3, also German kɔrˈneɪ liˌʊs/
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 253, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 251–253.
2.
Peter von
[pey-tuh r fuh n] /ˈpeɪ tər fən/ (Show IPA),
1783–1867, German painter.
3.
a male given name: from a Roman family name.
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  • "I'm going to hand them over to Cornelius O'Farrelly," he said.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • Cornelius, leaving his mother, took refuge with his anger in his own room.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • Mynheer Cornelius Beresteyn, she said, desired to speak with him once more.

    The Laughing Cavalier Baroness Orczy
  • Cornelius was in fits of laughter, which he scarcely tried to choke.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • She limped over to the divan upon which Cornelius Allendyce sat.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
Word Origin and History for Cornelius

masc. proper name, from the name of a Roman gens.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Cornelius in the Bible

a centurion whose history is narrated in Acts 10. He was a "devout man," and like the centurion of Capernaum, believed in the God of Israel. His residence at Caesrea probably brought him into contact with Jews who communicated to him their expectations regarding the Messiah; and thus he was prepared to welcome the message Peter brought him. He became the first fruit of the Gentile world to Christ. He and his family were baptized and admitted into the Christian church (Acts 10:1, 44-48). (See CENTURION.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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