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Katharine or Kathariʹna

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Daughter of Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua. She was very beautiful, but a shrew. Petruchio of Veroʹna married her, and so subdued her imperious temper by his indomitable will, that she became the model of a “submissive wife,” and gave Bianca, her sister, most excellent advice respecting the duty of submission. (Shakespeare; Taming of the Shrew.)

The Katherine deʹ Medici of China. Voochee, widow of King Tae-tsông.

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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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Kamsin
Kansas
Kansas
Karaites [Scripturists]
Karma
Karmathians
Karoon or Korah
Karrows
Kaswa (Al)
Katerfelto
Katharine or Katharina
Kathay
Katmir
Kay or Sir Key
Kayward
Keber
Kebla
Kebla-Noma
Kedar’s Tents
Kederli
Kedjeree