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 Ami’cus cu’riæ (Latin, a friend to the court).Am’iens (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Am’iel (3 syl.).
 
A form of the name Eliam (friend of God). In Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel it is meant for Sir Edward Seymour, Speaker of the House of Commons. (2 Sam. xxii. 34.)   1
       
“Who can Amiel’s praise refuse?
       
Of ancient race by birth, but nobler yet
In his own worth, and without title great.
The Sanhedrim long time as chief he ruled,
Their reason guided and their passion cooled.”
       
Dryden; Absalom and Achitophel, i. 899–903.
 


 Ami’cus cu’riæ (Latin, a friend to the court).Am’iens (3 syl.). 

 
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