Definition of Columba in English:

Columba

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A small and faint southern constellation (the Dove), near Canis Major. It is sometimes said to represent the dove that Noah sent out from the Ark.

    1. 1.1as genitive Columbae /kəˈlʌmbi, kəˈlʌmbʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:
      ‘the star Beta Columbae’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

Columba

/kəˈlʌmbə/