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Anthiʹa

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The lady-love of Abrocʹomas in Xenophon’s romance, called Ephesiʹaca. Shakespeare has borrowed from this Greek novel the leading incidents of his Romeo and Juliet, especially that of the potion and mock entombment. N.B. This is not the historian, but a Xenophon who lived in the fourth Christian century.

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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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Anodyne Necklace (An)
Anomœans
Anon
Anon-rightes. Right quickly
Ansarian
Answer
Answer more Scotico (To)
Antæos
Antecedents
Antediluvian
Anthia
Anthony
Anthroposophus
Anti-Christ
Antigonē
Antimony
Antinomian. [Greek, anti-nomos, exempt from the law.]
Antinous
Antipathy (of human beings)
Antipathy (of animals)
Anti-pope