Meaning of Cornelius

Cor•ne•li•us

Pronunciation: (kôr-nēl'yus, -nē'lē-us for 2, 3, also Ger. kôr-nā'lē-&oobreves&sec), [key]
— n.
  1. died a.d. 253, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 251–253.
  2. 1783–1867, German painter.
  3. a male given name: from a Roman family name.
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