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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
A’pis,
 
in Egyptian mythology, is the bull symbolical of the god Apis. It was not suffered to live more than twenty-five years, when it was sacrificed and buried in great pomp. The madness of Cambysës is said to have been in retribution for his killing a sacred bull.   1
 


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