Definition of Caelicolae in English:

Caelicolae

(also Caelicoli, Coelicoli, Coelicolae)

noun

  • Church History. A Christian group accused in texts of the 4th–6th centuries of secession from the Church and of Judaizing.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin caelicolae, plural of caelicola (in post-classical Latin also coelicola) inhabitant of heaven, god or goddess, in post-classical Latin also member of a Christian group accused in texts of the 4th–6th centuries of secession from the Church and of Judaizing, angel from caelum heaven + -cola inhabitant, worshipper from colere to cultivate, to worship.

Pronunciation

Caelicolae

/ˈsiːlɪkəli/