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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 5/18/2012
Roman cognomen which was derived from Corioli, the name of an ancient but now lost Volscian city. Although derived from the Volscian language, it is not known what the meaning of the city's name was in Volscian. A known bearer of this name was Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, a Roman general from the 5th century BC. He is also featured in one of William Shakespeare's plays.