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Alphabet

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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The word goes back to Greek alphabētos, combining alpha and beta, the first two letters of the Greek

Coronet

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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A crown inferior to the royal crown. The coronet of the Prince of Wales has one arch fewer than the

Cross

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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The cross is not solely a Christian symbol originating with the crucifixion. In Carthage it was used for ornamental purposes.

Nine

Nine   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Nine, five and three are mystical numbers: the diapason, diapente and diatrion of the Greeks. Nine consists of a

Ogam

Ogam   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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The alphabet in use among the ancient Irish and British peoples. There were 20 characters, each of which was composed

Oreads

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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nymphs of the mountains (Greek oros, ‘mountain’).The Ocean nymphs and Hamadryades,Oreads and Naiads with long weedy locks,

Palm

Palm   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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The well-known tropical and subtropical tree gets its name from Latin palma, ‘palm of the hand’, from the spread-hand

Ptolemy

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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The name of a dynasty of 15 Macedonian kings of Egypt. They reigned longer than any other house in the

Rune

Rune   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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A letter or character of the earliest alphabet in use among the Gothic tribes of northern Europe. Runic inscriptions most

Zodiac

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

The imaginary belt or zone of the heavens, extending about eight degrees each side of the ecliptic, which the

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