Usage Judeo-Christian Legend
Other Forms FormsCeledonio (Spanish), Celedonius, Celidonius, Chélidoine (French), Chelidonia (feminine)
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Meaning & History
Probably a Latinized form of the Greek Χελιδόνιος (Chelidonios), which was derived from χελιδών (chelidon) "a swallow". In Christian tradition this name is sometimes ascribed to the unnamed "man born blind" whose sight Jesus miraculously heals (in the Gospel of John 9:1-12), and the form Celedonius belonged to an early saint, martyred c.300.