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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Christian martyr traditionally regarded as the patron saint of music.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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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.

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