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Women introduced in mediæval romance not unlike witches, and under the sway of Demogorgon. In Orlando Innamoraʹto we meet with the “Fata Morgaʹna;” in Bojardo, with the “Fata Silvanella.” The Fates Nera and Bianca, the protectresses of Guidoʹne and Aquilante; the “Fata della Fonti,” from whom Manricardo obtains the arms of Hector; and “Alciʹna,” sister of Morgaʹna, who carries off Astolfo. In Tasso we have the three daughters of Morgaʹna, whose names are Morganetta, Nivetta, and Carvilia; we have also Dragontiʹna, Montaʹna, Argea (called the queen of the Fates), protectress of Floridante), Filidea (sister of Argea), and several others. In the Adoʹne of Mariʹni we have the Fata named “Falsireʹna.”

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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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Fashion of Speech (A)
Fast Girl or Young Lady (A)
Fast Man (A)
Fast and Loose (To play)
Fasti
Fasting
Fastrade
Fat
Fat Men
Fat as a Porpoise
Fata
Fata Morgana
Fatal Gifts
Fate
Fates
Father
Father Mathew
Father Neptune
Father Norbert
Father Paul
Father Prout

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