I to Iapetos
I This letter represents a finger, and is called in Hebrew yod or jod (a hand).
I per se [I by itself], i.e. without compeer, pre-eminently so.
"If then your I [yes] agreement want,Many other letters are similarly used; as, A per se. (See A-Per-Se.) Thus in Restituta Eliza is called "The E per ce of all that ere hath been." So again, "O," signifies a crier, from "O yes! O yes!" We have "Villanies discovered by ... the help of a new crier, called O per se [i.e. superior to his predecessors]." 1666.
Shakespeare, in Troilus and Cressida, 1, 2, even uses the phrase "a very man per se" = A 1.
I.H.S - i.e. the Greek IHS Sigma, meaning IHSouz (Jesus), the long e (H) being mistaken for a capital
H, and the dash perverted into a cross. The letters being thus obtained, St. Bernardine of Siena, in
1347, hit upon the Latin anagram, Jesus Hominum Salvator. In Greek, Ihsoue Hmeteros Swthr. In
German, Jesus Heiland Seligmacher. In English, Jesus Heavenly Saviour.
I.O.U The memorandum of a debt given by the borrower to the lender. It must not contain a promise to
pay. The letters mean, "I owe You."
I.R.B Irish Republican Brotherhood, meaning the Fenian conspiracy.
Iachimo [Yak-e-mo ]. An Italian libertine in Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
Iago [Yago or E-a'-go ]. Othello's ensign or ancient. He hated the Moor both because Cassio, a Florentine,
was preferred to the lieutenancy instead of himself, and also from a suspicion that the Moor had tampered
with his wife; but he concealed his hatred so well that Othello wholly trusted him. Iago persuaded Othello
that Desdemona intrigued with Cassio, and urged him on till he murdered his bride. His chief argument
was that Desdemona had given Cassio a pocket-handkerchief, the fact being that Iago had set on his
wife to purloin it. After the death of Desdemona, Emilia (Iago's wife) revealed the fact, and Iago was
"Let it not gall your patience, good I-a-go. ii.2Iambic Father of Iambic verse. Archilochos of Paros (B.C. 714-676).
Ianthe (3 syl.), to whom Lord Byron dedicated his Childe Harolde, was Lady Charlotte Harley, born 1809, and only eleven years old at the time.
Iapetos The father of Atlas and ancestor of the human race, called genus Iäp'eti, the progeny of Iapetus (Greek and Latin mythology). By many considered the same as Japheth, one of the sons of Noah.
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