Ætna

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Ætna

  1. Archaic spelling of Etna.
    • 1727, Edward Young, The Universal Passion, satire VI: “On Women”, verse 5, lines 43–48, page 127:
      ZARA reſembles Ætna crown’d with Snows; // Without ſhe freezes, and within ſhe glows; // Twice ere the Sun deſcends, with Zeal inspir’d, // From the vain Converſe of the World retir’d, // She reads the Pſalms and Chapters for the Day // In Cleopatra, or the laſt new Play.
    • 1877, The mythology of Greece and Rome, page 25:
      Zeus, by means of his never‐ceasing thunder‐bolts, at length over‐came Typhoeus, and cast him into Tartarus, or, according to later writers (Pindar and Virgil), buried him beneath Mount Ætna in Sicily, whence at times he still breathes out fire and flames towards heaven.