amphictyon

amphictyon

[am-fik-tee-uhn]
noun
a deputy to the council of an amphictyony.

Origin:
1580–90; back formation from amphictyons < Greek amphiktýones, orig. amphiktíones neighbors, equivalent to amphi- amphi- + -kti- inhabit + -ones noun suffix (plural)

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Amphictyon

[am-fik-tee-uhn]
noun Classical Mythology.
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)
 
n
a delegate to an amphictyonic council
 
[C16: back formation from amphictyons, from Greek amphiktiones neighbours, from amphi- + ktizein to found]

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