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Co·lum·ba

 (kə-lŭm′bə)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis. Also called Dove.

[Latin columba, dove.]

Columba

also Col·um  (kŭl′əm), Saint 521-597.
Irish missionary who established a monastery on the island of Iona and subsequently Christianized northern Scotland.

Columba

(kəˈlʌmbə)
n, Latin genitive Columbae (kəˈlʌmbiː)
(Astronomy) as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion
[Latin, literally: dove]

Columba

(kəˈlʌmbə)
n
(Biography) Saint. ?521–597 ad, Irish missionary: founded the monastery at Iona (563) from which the Picts were converted to Christianity. Feast day: June 9

Co•lum•ba

(kəˈlʌm bə)

n.
Saint, A.D. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Columba - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
2.Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
bird genus - a genus of birds
Columbidae, family Columbidae - doves and pigeons
Columba livia, rock dove, rock pigeon - pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended
bandtail, band-tail pigeon, band-tailed pigeon, Columba fasciata - wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon
Columba palumbus, cushat, wood pigeon, ringdove - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck
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Columba, who built a church and founded a monastery on the island of Iona.
Columba closed his tired eyes and folded his weary hands, there were many more to carry on his work.
As Columba is the Latin for dove, the dove became a sort of signification of the nunnery.
Fue el dia 23 durante un desayuno de los reporteros acreditados al Festival internacional de Cine de Morelia, que Columba Vertiz de la Fuente recibio el anuncio del Premio Guerrero al Merito Periodistico Cinematografico "Joaquin Rodriguez".
However, the Life of Columba is not only crucial for its historical and literary legacies; its earliest extant manuscript is one of the treasures of early medieval Irish culture.
Columba of Iona, who ancient biographies reveal as a complex character who was both "wolf" and "dove," and who--similar to me--actively worked to embrace the contrasting aspects of his authentic self.
Columba Parish witnessed that outpouring again when more than 130 parishioners and neighbors gathered in the church for prayer, this time to remember those killed in Charleston.
With a Brigitte Bardot hairstyle, Columba Garnica Bush, standing just 5 feet tall, impressed the 6 feet 2 inch Bush so much that he often recalls that this was one of his seminal, life-changing moments.
As I sat on the stony beach at the south tip of the island of Iona, I could not believe that St Columba really landed his fragile leather covered boat on such a rocky promontory in AD 563.
ECTOPARASITES OF PIGEONS COLUMBA LIVIA TRADED IN A MARKET OF THE DISTRICT OF SAN MARTIN DE PORRES, LIMA, PERU
Columba Episcopal Conference and Retreat Center announced today that it will host Camp Able, a nationally known camp for children with mental and physical disabilities, from June 14 - 19, 2015.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Jeb Bush's planned campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has suffered a setback with revelations that his wife Columba spent $42,311 (u27,369) in a single day on jewelry including a Bulgari diamond bracelet.