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 Alexandrite (4 syl.).Alfa’der (father of all). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alexis (St.).
 
Patron saint of hermits and beggars. The story goes that he lived on his father’s estate as a hermit till death, but was never recognised.   1
   He is represented, in Christian art, with a pilgrim’s habit and staff. Sometimes he is drawn as if extended on a mat, with a letter in his hand, dying.   2
 


 Alexandrite (4 syl.).Alfa’der (father of all). 

 
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