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Omʹphale (3 syl.)

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The masculine but attractive Queen of Lydia, to whom Herculēs was bound a slave for three years. He fell in love with her, and led an effeminate life spinning wool, while Omʹphale wore the lion’s skin and was lady paramount.

⁂ The celebrated picture of Hercules spinning in the presence of Omphale, by Annibal Carracci, is in the Farnese Gallery.

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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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Om
Oman’s Sea
Ombre
Omega
Omens
Omeyinger Saga
Omnibus
Omnium (Latin, of all)
Omnium Gatherum
Omorca
Omphale
On dit (French)
On the Loose
On the Shelf
One-horse System (A)
One - horse Universities
One Step from the Sublime to the Ridiculous
One too Many for Him (I was)
One Touch of Nature Makes the whole World Kin
Onion Pennies
Only (The)

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Omphalë