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 Boë’thius.Bo’gio (in Orlando Furioso). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bogie.
 
A scarecrow, a goblin. (Bulgarian, bog, a god; Slavonic, bogu; Welsh, bwg, a goblin, our bugbear.)   1
   The Assyrian mothers used to scare their children with the name of Narss (Gibbon); the Syrians with that of Richard Cœur de Lion; the Dutch with Boh, the Gothic general (Warton); the Jews with Lilith; the Turks with Mathias Corvi’nus, the Hungarian king; and the English with the name of Lunsfort (q.v.). (See BO.)   2
 


 Boë’thius.Bo’gio (in Orlando Furioso). 

 
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