Columba

biographical name
Co·​lum·​ba | \ kə-ˈləm-bə How to pronounce Columba (audio) \
variants: Irish Colum \ ˈkə-​ləm How to pronounce Colum (audio) \ or Columcille \ ˈkə-​ləm-​ˌkil How to pronounce Columcille (audio) \

Definition of Columba

Saint circa 521–597 Irish missionary in Scotland

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