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 Melibœ’an Dye.Mel’ior. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Melicer’tes (4 syl.).
Son of Ino, a sea deity. Ath’amas imagined his wife to be a lioness, and her two sons to be lion’s cubs. In his frenzy he slew one of the boys, and drove the other (named Melicerts) with his mother into the sea. The mother became a sea-goddess, and the boy the god of harbours.   1

 Melibœ’an Dye.Mel’ior. 

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