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 Ariman’es (4 syl.).Ar’ioch. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Arimas’pians.
 
A one-eyed people of Scythia, who adorned their hair with gold. They were constantly at war with the gryphons who guarded the gold mines.   1
       
“As when a gryphon, through the wilderness …
Pursues the Arimaspian, who by stealth
Had from his wakeful custody purloined
The guarded gold.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, ii. 943–6.
 


 Ariman’es (4 syl.).Ar’ioch. 

 
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