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Iago [Yaʹgo or E-aʹ-go]

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Othello’s ensign or ancient. He hated the Moor both because Cassio, a Florentine, was preferred to the lieutenancy instead of himself, and also from a suspicion that the Moor had tampered with his wife; but he concealed his hatred so well that Othello wholly trusted him. Iago persuaded Othello that Desdemoʹna intrigued with Cassio, and urged him on till he murdered his bride. His chief argument was that Desdemona had given Cassio a pocket-handkerchief, the fact being that Iago had set on his wife to purloin it. After the death of Desdemona, Emilia (Iago’s wife) revealed the fact, and Iago was arrested.

Shakespeare generally makes three syllables of the name, as—

Let it not gall your patience, good I-a-go.

Left in the conduct of the bold I-a-go.} ii. 2.

ʹTis one I-a-go, ancient to the general.”

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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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Hysʹteron Protʹeron (Greek)
I
I
I.H.S
I.H.S
I.O.U
I.R.B
Iachimo [Yak-e-mo]
Iago [Yago or E-a-go]
Iambic
Ianthe
Iapetos
Iberia
Iberia’s Pilot
Ibid
Ibis
Ibiis or Eblis
Ibraham
Icarian

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Iago