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 Gerst-Monat.Gertrude (St.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ger’trude (2 syl., g hard).
 
Hamlet’s mother, who married Claudius, the murderer of her late husband. She inadvertently poisoned herself by drinking a potion prepared for her son. (Shakespeare: Hamlet.)   1
 


 Gerst-Monat.Gertrude (St.), 

 
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