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Pururaʹvas and Urvaʹsi

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An Indian myth similar to that of “Apollo and Daphne.” Purûravas is a legendary king who fell in love with Urvaʹsi, a heavenly nymph, who consented to become his wife on certain conditions. These conditions being violated, Urvasi disappeared, and Pururavas, inconsolable, wandered everywhere to find her. Ultimately he succeeded, and they were indissolubly united. (See Psyche.)

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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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Puritani (I)
Puritans
Purkinge’s Figures
Purler (A)
Purlieu
Purple (blue and red)
Purple (Promotion to the)
Purpure [purple]
Pursy, Pursiness
Pururavas and Urvasi
Puseyite
Puss
Puss in Boots [Le Chat Botté]
Put
Put the Cart before the Horse
Put up the Shutters (To)
Putney and Mortlake Race
Putting on Frills (American)
Putting on Side
Pygmalion