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Salʹmacis

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A fountain of Carĭa, which rendered effeminate all those who bathed therein. It was in this fountain that Hermaphrodītus changed his sex. (Ovid: Metamorphoses, iv. 285, and xvi. 319.)

“Thy moist limbs melted into Salmacis.”


Swinburne: Hermaphroditus.

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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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