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 Aver’nus (Greek, a-ornis, “without a bird”).Aves’ta. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Av’ertin (St.).
 
The patron saint of lunatics; so called from the French avertineux (lunatics).   1
 


 Aver’nus (Greek, a-ornis, “without a bird”).Aves’ta. 

 
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