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Definition of the noun Alcina

What does Alcina mean as a name of something?

Alcina is a genus of Tortricidae, described by Clarke in 1976.

Alcina is a genus of Asteraceae.


"Alcina" is an opera seria by George Frideric Handel. Handel used the libretto of L'isola di Alcina, an opera that was set in 1728 in Rome by Riccardo Broschi, which he acquired the year after during his travels in Italy. Partly altered for better conformity, the story was originally taken from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso, an epic poem set in the time of Charlemagne's wars against Islam. The opera contains several musical sequences with opportunity for dance: these were composed for dancer Marie Sallé.


  1. Alcina a.k.a. Eccoptocera is a genus of moths belonging to the subfamily Olethreutinae of the family Tortricidae.
  2. Alcina is a production of the opera by George Frideric Handel.
  3. Alcina is a print ad.

Phrases with Alcina

Phrases starting with the word Alcina:

  1. Alcina Minor
  2. Alcina Stenotes
  3. Alcina Ovatifolia
  4. Alcina perfoliata

Phrases ending with the word Alcina:

  1. Genus Alcina
  2. Polites Alcina
  3. Aphthona Alcina
  4. Pamphila alcina
  5. Sordaria Alcina
  6. Carterocephalus Alcina
  7. Species Polites Alcina
  8. species Pamphila alcina

Other phrases containing the word Alcina:

  1. Species Alcina Minor
  2. Species Alcina Ovatifolia
  3. species Alcina perfoliata

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Google previewEnchantment (2008)

The Seductress in Opera by Jean Starobinski, Christopher Jon Delogu

Alcina is the mistress of all that can be offered in an instant: palaces, gardens, amusements. And if art chooses as its goal the pursuit of pleasure, it must enter the enchanted circle where the sorceress reigns. Music necessarily plays a part in ...

Google previewImagining Culture (Routledge Revivals) (2014)

Essays in Early Modern History and Literature by Jonathan Hart,

The final ironyof Alcina is that irony can be more 'allegorical' than allegory itself” ( 74). Bellamy's essay raises another issue which brings us back to our initial comments on Ariosto's modernity or postmodernity. Bellamy, after Ascoli,

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)

by John Clute, John Grant

ALCINA In the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Second Edition (2008)

by Pagani, Margherita

Interactive Television Evolution / Alcina Prata, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS), Portugal .

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Scrabble value of A1L1C3I1N1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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