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Phenix

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Phénix. n.s. [φόινιξ; phœnix, Lat.] The bird which is supposed to exist single, and to rise again from its own ashes.

There is one tree, the phenix throne; one phenix
At this hour reigning there.
Shakesp. Tempest.

To all the fowls he seems a phenix. Milton.

Having the idea of a phenix in my mind, the first enquiry is, whether such a thing does exist? Locke.

Sources: Locke, John (269) · Milton, John (449) · Shakespeare's Tempest (50)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Phenix." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 27, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9595.


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