(in Orlando Furioso). Countess of Holland, and wife of
Bireno. Cymosco of Friza wanted to force her to marry his son Arbantes,
but Arbantes was slaiu. This aroused the fury of Cymosco, who seized
Bireno, and would have put him to death if Orlando had not slain
Cymosco. Bireno having deserted Olympia, she was bound naked to a rock
by pirates; but Orlando delivered her and took her to Ireland. Here
King Oberto espoused her cause, slew Bireno, and married the young
widow. (Bks. iv., v.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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