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Physignaʹthos [one who swells the cheeks]

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King of the Frogs, and son of Pelus [mud], slain by Troxartas, the Mouse-king.

Great Physignathos I, from Peleusʹ race,

Begot in fair Hydromede’s embrace,

Where, by the nuptial bank that paints his side,

The swift Eridʹanus delights to glide.”


Parnell: Battle of the Frogs, bk. i.

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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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