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 A E I (A—i),Æmilian Law. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ælu’rus.
 
The cat. An Egyptian deity held in the greatest veneration. Herodtus (ii. 66) tells us that Diana, to avoid being molested by the giants, changed herself into a cat. The deity used to be represented with a cat’s head on a human body. (Greek, ailouros, a cat.)   1
 


 A E I (A—i),Æmilian Law. 

 
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