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Riphʹean or Rhiphæʹan Rocks

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Any cold mountains in a north country. The fabled Rhiphæan mountains were in Scythia.

“Cold Riphean rocks, which the wild Russ

Believes the stony girdle of the world.”


The poet here speaks of the Weliki Camenypoys (great stone girdle) supposed by the early Russians to have girded the whole earth.

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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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Rings Noted in Fable
Ringing Changes
Ringing the Changes
Ringing Island
Ringleader
Riot
Rip (A)
Rip
Rip Van Winkle
Ripaille
Riphean or Rhiphæan Rocks
Ripon
Riquet with a Tuft
Rise
Rising in the Air
Rivals
River Demon or River Horse
River of Paradise
River Flowing from the Ocean Inland
Rivers
Roach