was a surname of the Gens Cornelia at Rome.
It signifies an ouzle or blackbird. (Varr. R. R. 3.2. §§ 2. 38; Quint. Inst. 1.6.38.)
The following Cornelii Merulae occur in history:--
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.