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 Ale’ria (in Orlando Furioso).Alessio. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alert.
 
To be on the watch. From the Latin erectus, part. of erigre, to set upright; Italian, erto; French, erte, a watch-tower. Hence the Italian starë all’ erta, the Spanish estar alerta, and the French être à l’erte, to be on the watch.   1
 


 Ale’ria (in Orlando Furioso).Alessio. 

 
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