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Iʹvanhoe (3 syl.)


Sir Wilfred, knight of Ivanhoe, is the disinherited son of Cedric of Rotherwood. He is first introduced as a pilgrim, in which guise he enters his father’s hall, where he meets Roweʹna. He next appears as Desdichado, the “Disinherited Knight,” in the grand tournament where he vanquishes all opponents. At the intercession of King Richard he is reconciled to his father, and ultimately marries Rowena, his father’s ward. Rebecca, the Jew’s daughter, to whom he had shown many acts of kindness, was in love with him.

Sir Walter Scott took the name from the village of Ivanhoe, or Ivinghoe, in Bucks, a line in a old rhymed proverb—“Tring King, and Ivanhoe”—having attracted his attention.

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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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Itching of the Nose
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Ithuriel’s Spear
Itinerary (An)
Ivory Gate of Dreams (The)
Ivory Palaces
Ivory Shoulder
Ivy (Old English, ifig)
Ivy (in Christian art)
Ivy Bush
Ivy Lane (London)
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