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 Omorca.On dit (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Om’phale (3 syl.).
 
The masculine but attractive Queen of Lydia, to whom Herculs was bound a slave for three years. He fell in love with her, and led an effeminate life spinning wool, while Om’phale wore the lion’s skin and was lady paramount.   1
        The celebrated picture of Hercules spinning in the presence of Omphale, by Annibal Carracci, is in the Farnese Gallery.
 


 Omorca.On dit (French). 

 
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