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Alpheʹos and Arethuʹsa

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The Greek fable says that Alpheʹos, the river-god, fell in love with the nymph Arethuʹsa, who fled from him in affright. The god pursued under the sea, but the nymph was changed into a spring, which comes up in the harbour of Syracuse.

We have seen a moustachioed Alpheos, at Ramsgate, pursue an affrighted Arethusa.”—London Review.

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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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Aloe
Along-shore Men
Alonzo of Aguilar
Aloof
Alorus
A l’outrance
Alp
Alph
Alpha
Alphabet
Alpheos and Arethusa
Alpheus (in Orlando Furioso)
Alphesibea
Alphonso
Alpleich
Alpue, Alpieu (Alpu)
Alquife (al-kē-fy)
Alrinach
Alruna-wife (An)
Alsatia
Alsvidur