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 Elvidna.Elvi’ra (Donna). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A rich farmer, in love with Ami’na, the somnambulist. The fact of Ami’na being found in the bed of Count Rodolpho the day before the wedding, induces Elvino to reject her hand and promise marriage to Liza; but he is soon undeceived—Ami’na is found to be innocent, and Liza to have been the paramour of another; so Ami’na and Elvi’no are wedded under the happiest auspices. (Belli’ni’s opera, La Sonnambula.) (See LIZA.)   1

 Elvidna.Elvi’ra (Donna). 


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