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 Pal (A).Pal’adin. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
originally meant a dwelling on the Pal’atine Hill of Rome. This hill was so called from Pa’ls, a pastoral deity, whose festival was celebrated on April 21st, the “birthday of Rome,” to commemorate the day when Rom’ulus, the wolf-child, drew the first furrow at the foot of the hill, and thus laid the foundation of the “Roma Quadra’ta,” the most aneient part of the city. On this hill Augustus built his mansion, and his example was followed by Tibe’rius and Nero. Under the last-named emperor, all private houses on the hill had to be pulled down to make room for “The Golden House,” called the Pala’tium, the palace of palaces. It continued to be the residence of the Roman emperors to the time of Alexander Seve’rus. (See PALLACE.)   1

 Pal (A).Pal’adin. 


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