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 Sumptuary Laws.Sun (The), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sun.
 
Hebrew, Elohim (God); Greek, helios (the sun); Breton, heol; Latin, sol; German, sonne; Anglo-Saxon, sunne. As a deity, called Ado’nis by the Phœnicians, and Apollo by the Greeks and Romans.   1
   Sun. Harris, in his Herms, asserts that all nations ascribe to the sun a masculine and the moon a feminine gender. For confutation see MOON.   2
   City of the Sun. Rhodes was so called because the sun was its tutelar deity. The Colossos of Rhodes was consecrated to the sun. On or Heliopolis, Egypt.   3
 


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