from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cecilia, Saint Third century A.D. Christian martyr traditionally regarded as the patron saint of music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. See Cæcilia, etc.
  • n. See Cœcilia, 1.


From Latin Caecilia, feminine form of Caecilius, a Roman family name derived from the byname caecus ("blind"). Popularized by Saint Cecilia, 3rd century Roman martyr, the patron saint of music. (Wiktionary)


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