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Erʹmine or Hermine

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Littré derives the word from Armenia, and says it is the “Pontic rat” mentioned by Pliny; if so, the better spelling would be “Armine.” Prof. Skeat derives the word from the French hermine, through harmo, the ermine, stoat, or weazel. The ermine is technically called the Mustela erminea.

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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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Eretrian
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Erix
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Ermienes
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