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 Eros’tratus.Erse (1 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Erra-Pater.
 
An almanack. William Lilly, the almanack-maker and astrologer, is so called by Butler. It is said to have been the “name” of an eminent Jewish astrologer. (Halliwell: Archaic Dictionary.)   1
       
“In mathematics he was greater
Than Tycho Brahe or Erra Pater.”
       
Butler: Hudibras, i. 1.
 


 Eros’tratus.Erse (1 syl.). 

 
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