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 Dupes.Du’randar’të. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Duranda’na
 
or Durin’dana. Orlando’s sword, given him by his cousin Malagi’gi. It once belonged to Hector, and was made by the fairies. It could cleave the Pyrenees at a blow. N.B.—In French romance Orlando is called Roland, Malagigi Maugis, and the sword durandal or durin’dal. (See SWORD.)   1
       
“Nor plaited shield, nor tempered casque defends,
Where Durindana’s trenchant edge descends.”
       
Hoole: Orlande Furioso, book v.
 


 Dupes.Du’randar’të. 

 
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