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 History of Croyland Abbey,Hit. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Histrion’ic
 
is from the Etruscan word hister (a dancer), histrio’nes (ballet-dancers). Hence, histrio in Latin means a stage-player, and our word histrionic, pertaining to the drama. History is quite another word, being the Greek historia, histor, a judge, allied to histamai, to know.   1
 


 History of Croyland Abbey,Hit. 

 
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