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Alruna-wife (An)

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The Alrunes were the larēs or penatēs of the ancient Germans. An Alruna-wife was the household goddess of a German family. An Alruna-maiden is a household maiden goddess.

“She (Hypatia) looked as fair as the sun, and talked like an Alruna-wife.”—Kingsley: Hypatia, chap. xii.

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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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Alpheos and Arethusa
Alpheus (in Orlando Furioso)
Alphesibea
Alphonso
Alpleich
Alpue, Alpieu (Alpu)
Alquife (al-kē-fy)
Alrinach
Alruna-wife (An)
Alsatia
Alsvidur
Altamorus (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Altan Kol
Altar (An)
Alter ego
Althæa’s Brand
Althea (Divine)
Altisidora (in the “Curious Impertinent”)
Altis

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