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 Ire’na.Irish Agita’tor. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
I’ris.
 
Goddess of the rainbow, or the rainbow itself. In classic mythology she is called the messenger of the gods when they intended discord, and the rainbow is the bridge or road let down from heaven for her accommodation. When the gods meant peace they sent Mercury. (Greek and Latin, iris.)   1
       
“I’ll have an Iris that shall find thee out.”
       
Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iii. 2.
 


 Ire’na.Irish Agita’tor. 

 
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