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Elissa

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Dido, Queen of Carthage. A Phœnician name signifying heroic, brave.        

“Nec me meminisse pigebit Elissæ.”


Virgil: Æneid, iv. 335.

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⁂ Dido was the niece of the Bible Jezebel. Ithobal I., king of Tyre (1 Kings xvi. 13), had for children Belus, Margěnus, and Jezebel. Of these Belus was the father of Pygmalion and Dido. Hence Jezebel was Dido’s aunt.

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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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Elia
Eliab
Eliakim
Elidure
Eligibles and Detrimentals
Elijah’s Melons
Eliminate
Eliot (George)
Eliott’s Tailors
Elissa
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Elixir of Life
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Elizabethan
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Ell-wand (The King’s)
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