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amphictyon

[am-fik-tee-uh n] /æmˈfɪk ti ən/
noun
1.
a deputy to the council of an amphictyony.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; back formation from amphictyons < Greek amphiktýones, orig. amphiktíones neighbors, equivalent to amphi- amphi- + -kti- inhabit + -ones noun suffix (plural)

Amphictyon

[am-fik-tee-uh n] /æmˈfɪk ti ən/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a son of Deucalion and Pyrrha who seized the throne of Attica and who, in devising a plan for avoiding disputes at his council meetings, became the first man to mix water with wine.
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amphictyon

/æmˈfɪktɪən/
noun
1.
a delegate to an amphictyonic council
Word Origin
C16: back formation from amphictyons, from Greek amphiktiones neighbours, from amphi- + ktizein to found
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