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Alethes

(3 syl.).

An ambassador from Egypt to King Aladine. He is represented as a man of low birth raised to the highest rank, subtle, false, deceitful, and wily. —Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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