Dido, Queen of Carthage. A Phoenician name signifying heroic, brave.
“Nec me meminisse pigebit Elissæ.”
Dido was the niece of the Bible Jezebel. Ithobal I., king of Tyre (1 Kings xvi. 13), had for children Belus, Margenus, and Jezebel. Of these Belus was the father of Pygmalion and Dido. Hence Jezebel was Dido's aunt.
(deficiency or parsimony; Greek, ellipsis). Step-sister of Medina and Perissa, but they could never agree upon any subject. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, book ii.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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