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Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who committed suicide at her father’s command because of her incestuous relations with her brother Macareus.
Historical Examples

Chaucer and His Times Grace E. Hadow
Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Chaucer’s Works, Volume 3 (of 7) Geoffrey Chaucer
Chaucer’s Works, Volume 5 (of 7) — Notes to the Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
Tales from Spenser; Chosen from the Faerie Queene Edmund Spencer
Tales from Spenser; Chosen from the Faerie Queene Edmund Spencer
Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853 Various


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