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Proserpine, daughter of Ceres (Gr. Demeter), wife of Pluto, who carried her off while gathering flowers in Enna. Proteus, the mythical Old Man of the Sea, who could transform himself into many shapes. punctual, like a point, viii. 23.
Punic coast, the N. of
Africa, about Carthage. purlieus, neighbourhood, ii. 833.
purpose, converse, iv. 337. Pyrrha, wife of Deucalion. Pythian: the Pythian games were held at Delphi in honour of Pythian Apollo. Python, the dragon of Delphi, bred out of slime left by Deucalion's deluge.
Rhea, wife of Jupiter Am
Rhea, wife of Kronos (Saturn).
Rhene, the Rhine. Rhodope, a mountain range between Thrace and Macedonia. Here was the oracle of the Thracian Dionysus. The Thra
cian bard' Orpheus did not honour Dionysus, who sent upon him the Bassaridae (a rout of Mænad women), and they tore him to pieces, nor could his mother Calliope aid him. rhomb, wheel, viii. 134. Rimmon, a Syrian deity. rined, rinded, v. 342. ruin, fall, vi. 868.
cal belief that the fates of earthly combatants were weighed in scales by the gods.
Scipio, conqueror of Hannibal. Scorpion, one of the signs of the Zodiac. scull, shoal, vii. 402. Scylla: the straits of Messina were supposed to have on one side Scylla, a devouring monster, and on the other Charybdis, a whirlpool.
secure, careless, confident, vi. 541.
seneshal, steward of the household, ix. 38. Seleucia, a city on the Tigris, founded by Seleucus. Sennaar, Shinar, a part of Babylonia. sentence, opinion, ii. 51. seraphim, a high order of celestial beings. Serapis, an Egyptian god. Serbonian bog, Lake Sirbonis in Egypt, between Mount Casius and Damietta, where a part of the Persian army perished in 350 B.C. serene: 'drop serene' seems to be a literal translation of gutta serena, a disease of the eyes, iii. 25. Sericana, part of China and Tibet. sewer, a butler or steward who arranged the meats on the table, ix. 38. Sibma, a town in Moab. sideral, of the stars, x.
Sieraliona, Sierra Leone. Sittim, a camping-place of the Israelites hard by Jericho. sleight, trick, ix. 92. Sofala, on E. Africa. Soldan, Sultan. Sophi, or Sophy, Shah, x. 433. sord, sward, xi. 433. spring, growth, ix. 218. starve, perish, ii. 600. Stygian, of Styx. Styx, River of Hate, one of the rivers of the infernal regions in Greek mythology. sublime, uplifted, x. 536. sublimed, uplifted, i. 235. success, result, ii. 9: succinct, girt up, iii. 643. supplanted, thrown off his feet, x. 513.
Susa, a great city, winter
residence of the Persian kings (Shushan in the Bible).
Sus, Tunis. swage, assuage, i. 556. Sylvanus, a Roman deity of the fields and forests. synod, assembly, ii. 391. suspense, adj., full of suspense, ii. 418.
Syrtis, a gulf and quicksand in N. Africa.
Tantalus was condemned to remain throat-deep in a lake, with fruit-trees overhanging; but so often as he caught at the fruit, the trees receded, and when he stooped to drink, the water fled away from his lips.
Tartarus, 'the Pit,' Hades. Tauris, Tabriz, in N. Persia.
Taurus, the Bull, one of the
signs of the Zodiac. ted, to spread out hay for the making, ix. 450. Telassar, a city of the 'children of Eden,' where precisely is unknown. Temir, i.e. Timar or Tamberlaine, whose capital was Samarcand. tempering, mixing, vii. 15. Ternate, one of the Moluccas or Spice Islands. Thammuz, a god supposed to have been slain by a boar on Lebanon, and to die and revive each year. The Greeks identified him with Adonis. Thamyris, a blind Thracian bard.
Thebes, a city in Boeotia (N. Greece), scene of a mythical struggle.
Thyestes, before whom was set the flesh of his sons at a banquet.
tiar, tiara, diadem, iii. 625. Tidore, one of the Moluccas or Spice Islands. Tigris, a river of Mesopotamia, supposed to be that which watered Eden. tine, kindle, x. 1075. tire, drag, tear (techn. term in falconry), vi. 605. Tiresias, an ancient Greek seer, who was blind. Titans, in Greek mythology, were the beings who ruled the universe before the dynasty of Zeus, who warred upon them and overthrew them. They are often confused with the giants. In i. 510 used of the eldest of the brood, whom M. says gave place to Saturn, q.v. Tobias. See Asmodeus. Tobit's son, Tobias. See Asmodeus.
Tophet, in the valley of Hinnom.
Trebisond, Trapezus, a Greek city on the Black Sea. Trinacrian, Sicilian, a title taken from the three promontories of Sicily. Triton, a river in Libya. Troy, a town in N.-W. of Asia Minor.
Turnus, the rival and foe
of Æneas, who married his betrothed bride Lavinia; described in Virgil's Eneid.
Tuscan artist, Galileo, i. 288.
Twins, Gemini, a sign of
Typhoean, of Typhoeus or
Uncouth, unknown, ii. 407,
unprevented, unforestalled, iii. 231.
Ur, a great town in Chaldea.
Urania, Muse of the heavens, patroness of astronomy; given a new meaning by M., vii. 1. Uriel, 'Light of God.' Urim, 'light' or 'lights,'
charm, jewel, or scara-
Valdarno, the vale of the
valley near Florence. van, wing, ii. 927. vapour, heat, xii. 635. Vertumnus, a Roman deity associated with the growth of plants from blossom to fruit. Virgin, Virgo, a constellation.
volant, flying, xi. 561.
wanton, capricious, iv. 316.
won, dwell, vil. 457.
was kept within the breast-yeanling, new-born, iii. 434.
plate of the High Priest,
zenith, the part of the sky
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