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Papyʹra

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The goddess of printing; so called from papyʹrus, the Nile-reed, from which at one time paper was made, and from which it borrows its name.

“Till to astonished realms Papyra taught

To paint in mystic colours sound and thought,

With Wisdom’s voice to print the page sublime,

And mark in adamant the steps of Time.”


Darwin: Loves of the Plants, canto ii

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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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Pap
Papa, Father
Papal Slippers (The)
Paper
Paper a House (To)
Paper King
Paper Marriages
Paper-stainer (A)
Paphian
Papimany
Papyra
Papyri
Par. (A)
Par (At)
Paracelsists
Paraclete
Paradise
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained (in four books)
Paradise Shoots
Paradise of Fools