Definitions for corneliakɔrˈnil yə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Cor•nel•iakɔrˈnil yə(n.)

  1. fl. 2nd century b .c ., Roman matron: mother of Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus.

    Category: Ancient History, Biography

Wiktionary

  1. Cornelia(ProperNoun)

    in quiet use since the 18th century.

  2. Origin: From Cornelia, name of a famous Roman matron, feminine form of the gens name Cornelius; in continental Europe, also a feminine form of the saint's name Cornelius.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cornelia

    the daughter of Scipio Africanus and the mother of the Gracchi (q. v.), the Roman matron who, when challenged by a rival lady to outshine her in wealth of gems, proudly led forth her sons saying, "These are my jewels"; true to this sentiment, it was as the mother of the Gracchi she wished to be remembered, and is remembered, in the annals of Rome.

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