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Arimasʹpians

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A one-eyed people of Scythia, who adorned their hair with gold. They were constantly at war with the gryphons who guarded the gold mines.

“As when a gryphon, through the wilderness …

Pursues the Arimaspian, who by stealth

Had from his wakeful custody purloined

The guarded gold.”


Milton: Paradise Lost, ii. 943–6.

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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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Argonauts
Argosy
Argot [Argo]
Argus-eyed
Argyle
Arians
Arideus [A-ree-de-us]
Ariel
Aries
Arimanes
Arimaspians
Arioch
Arion
Ariosto
Aristeas
Aristides
Aristippos
Aristocracy
Aristophanes
Aristotle
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