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 Brit’omart [sweet maid] (see below).Briton (Like a). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brit’omartis.
 
A Cretan nymph, very fond of the chase. King Minos fell in love with her, and persisted in his advances for nine months, when she threw herself into the sea. (Cretan, britus-martis, sweet maiden.)   1
 


 Brit’omart [sweet maid] (see below).Briton (Like a). 

 
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