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Gabrina

in Orlando Furioso, is a sort of Potiphar's wife. (See under Argeo.) When Philander had unwittingly killed her husband,Gabrina threatened to deliver him up to the law unless he married her; an alternative that Philander accepted, but ere long she tired of and poisoned him. The whole affair being brought to light, Gabrina was shut up in prison, but, effecting her escape, wandered about the country as an old hag. Knight after knight had to defend her; but at last she was committed to the charge of Odorico, who, to get rid of her, hung her on an old elm. (See Odorico.)

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