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Tiburʹce (3 syl.) or Tiburce (2 syl.)

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Brother of Valinian, converted by the teaching of St. Cecilia, his sister-in-law, and baptised by Pope Urban. Being brought before Almachius the prefect, and commanded to worship the image of Jupiter, both the brothers refused, and were decapitated. (Chaucer: Secounde Nonnes Tale.)

“Al this thing sche unto Tiburce told (3 syl.).

And after this Tiburce, in good entente (2 syl.).

With Valiriʹan to Pope Urban wente.”


Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 12,276.

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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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