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Actæon

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A hunter. In Grecian mythology Actæon was a huntsman, who surprised Diana bathing, was changed by her into a stag, and torn to pieces by his own hounds. Hence, a man whose wife is unfaithful. (See Horns.)

Go thou, like Sir Actæon, with Ringwood at thy heel.”


Shakespeare: Merry Wives, ii. 1.


“Divulge Page himself for a secure and wilful Actæon.”


Ibid. iii. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Acres
Acroamatics
Acroatic
Acrobat
Acropolis
Acrostic (Greek, akros stichos)
Acrostics
Act and Opponency
Act of Faith (auto da fé)
Act of God (An)
Actæon
Actian Years
Action Sermon
Active
Activity
Acton
Actresses
Acu tetigisti
Acutiator
Ad Græcas Calendas. (Deferred)
Ad inquirendum

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