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Obermann

The impersonation of high moral worth without talent, and the tortures endured by the consciousness of this defect. (Etienne Pivert de Senancour: Obermann.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase a…

Obelus

A small brass coin (nearly ld, in value) placed by the Greeks in the mouth of the dead to pay Charon for ferrying the body over the river Styx. Same as obolos, an obol. Source: Dictionary…

Oberon

King of the Fairies, whose wife was Titania. Shakespeare introduces both O'beron and Titania, in his Midsummer Night's Dream. (Auberon, anciently Alberon, German Alberich, king of the elves…

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: O

E. Cobham Brewer, 1894 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z O O.H.M.S O.K O. P. Riot O tempora! O mores! O Yes'! O Ye…