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 Eliott’s Tailors.Elis’sa (deficiency or parsimony; Greek, ellipsis). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Elissa.
 
Dido, Queen of Carthage. A Phœnician name signifying heroic, brave.
       
“Nec me meminisse pigebit Elissæ.”
       
Virgil: Æneid, iv. 335.
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   Dido was the niece of the Bible Jezebel. Ithobal I., king of Tyre (1 Kings xvi. 13), had for children Belus, Marg&echeck;nus, and Jezebel. Of these Belus was the father of Pygmalion and Dido. Hence Jezebel was Dido’s aunt.   2
 


 Eliott’s Tailors.Elis’sa (deficiency or parsimony; Greek, ellipsis). 

 
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