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Durandana

or Durindana. Orlando's sword, given him by his cousin Malagigi. It once belonged to Hector, and was made by the fairies. It could cleave the Pyrenees at a blow. N. B.—In French romance Orlando is called Roland, Malagigi Mangis, and the sword durandal or durindal (See Sword.)

Nor plaited shield, nor tempered casque defends,
Where Durindana's trenchant edge descends.

Hoole: Orlando Furioso, book v

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