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Durandaʹna

or Durinʹdana. Orlando’s sword, given him by his cousin Malagiʹgi. It once belonged to Hector, and was made by the fairies. It could cleave the Pyrenees at a blow. N.B.—In French romance Orlando is called Roland, Malagigi Maugis, and the sword durandal or durinʹdal. (See Sword.)

Nor plaited shield, nor tempered casque defends,

Where Durindana’s trenchant edge descends.”


Hoole: Orlande Furioso, book v.

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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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