Usage Late Greek
Scripts Χελιδόνιος(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsCelidonius + Chelidonius (latinized forms), Khelidonios (variant transcription)
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Meaning & History
Derived from the Greek adjective χελιδόνιος (chelidonios) meaning "of the swallow", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun χελιδών (chelidon) meaning "swallow" (see Chelidon).