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

  • n. The satellite of Uranus that is closest to the planet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name.


After Cordelia, daughter of Lear in King Lear by William Shakespeare.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shakespeare's spelling of a historical British name appearing as Cordeilla, etc., possibly derived from the Latin saint's name Cordula. (Wiktionary)


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