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Latin Amphictyones, from Ancient Greek Ἀμφικτύονες (Amphiktúones). Probably the word originally meant "dwellers around, neighbours".


Amphictyon (plural Amphictyons)

  1. (historical) One of the deputies from the confederated states of Ancient Greece to a congress or council. They considered both political and religious matters.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.