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Piʹous (2 syl.)

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The Romans called a man who revered his father pius; hence Antoniʹnus was called pius, because he requested that his adopted father (Hadrian) might be ranked among the gods. Æneʹas was called pius because he rescued his father from the burning city of Troy. The Italian word pietà (q.v.) has a similar meaning.

The Pious. Ernst I., founder of the House of Gotha. (1601–1674.)

Robert, son of Hugues Capet. (971, 996–1031.)

Eric IX. of Sweden. (*, 1155–1161.)

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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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Pindorus (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Pine-bender (The)
Pink (A)
Pink of Perfection (The)
Piony or Peony
Piou-piou
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Pipe Rolls or Great Rolls of the Pipe
Pipe of Peace
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Pipelet
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Piper that Played before Moses (By the)
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