Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Corti’na.

 Cor’tes (2 syl.).Corvi’nus [a raven]. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Corti’na.
 
The skin of the serpent Pytho, which covered the tripod of the Pythoness when she delivered her oracles. “Tripodas cortina tegit” (Prudentius: Apophthegmata, 506); also the tripod itself, or the place where the oracle was delivered. (Virgil: Ænid, vi. 345.) “Neque te Phœbi cortina fefellit.”   1
 


 Cor’tes (2 syl.).Corvi’nus [a raven]. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors