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Coʹmus

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God of revelry. Milton represents him as a male Circē. (Greek, komos, carousal.)

“This nymph [Circe], that gazed upon his [Bacchus’s] clustering locks, … .

Had by him, ere he parted thence, a son,

Much like his father, but his mother more,

Whom therefore she brought up, and Comus named.”


Milton: Comus, 54–58.

Comus. The elder brother in this domestic drama is meant for Lord Viscount Brackley, eldest son of John, Earl of Bridgewater, president of Wales. The younger brother is Mr. Thomas Egerton. The lady is Lady Alice Egerton. (Milton.)

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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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Companions of Jehu
Comparisons are Odorous
Complementary Colours
Complexion
Compline
Compostella
Compte rendu
Comrade
Comrades
Comus
Comus’s Court
Con Amore (Italian)
Con Commodo (Italian)
Con Spirito (Italian)
Conan
Concert Pitch
Concerto (Italian)
Concierge
Conciergerie
Conclave

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