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Iʹris

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Goddess of the rainbow, or the rainbow itself. In classic mythology she is called the messenger of the gods when they intended discord, and the rainbow is the bridge or road let down from heaven for her accommodation. When the gods meant peace they sent Mercury. (Greek and Latin, iris.)

“Iʹll have an Iris that shall find thee out.”


Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iii. 2.

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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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Iphicles Oxen
Iphicratensians
Iphigenia
Ipse Dixit (Latin)
Ipso Facto
Ipswich
Iram
Iran
Ireland
Irena
Iris
Irish Agitator
Irish Apricots
Irish Stew
Irish Wedding
Iron
Iron
Iron Age
Iron-arm
Iron Duke (The)
Iron-hand or the Iron-hander

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Iris