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 Anaxar’te (4 syl.).Ancal’ites (4 syl.) 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Helmsman of the ship Argo, after the death of Ti’phys. He was told by a slave that he would never live to taste the wine of his vineyards. When a bottle made from his own grapes was set before him, he sent for the slave to laugh at his prognostications; but the slave made answer, “There’s many a slip ’twixt the cup and the lip.” At this instant a messenger came in, and told Ancæos that a wild boar was laying his vineyard waste, whereupon he set down his cup, went out against the boar, and was killed in the encounter.   1

 Anaxar’te (4 syl.).Ancal’ites (4 syl.) 


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