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The ‘Moor of Venice’, central character of Shakespeare's tragedy (1602–4), shown as a great man and successful soldier who is driven by the machinations of Iago to believe that his young wife Desdemona has been unfaithful to him; he kills her, and attempts to have her supposed lover murdered. Othello may be alluded to as a type of morbid jealousy.

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