PRONOUNCED: kə-MIL-ə (English), kah-MEEL-lah (Italian) [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of CAMILLUS
. This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil
in the 'Aeneid'. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel 'Camilla' (1796).
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