Borrowed from Latin Amphictyones, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀμφικτύονες (Amphiktúones), both of which are only attested in the plural. Probably the word originally meant "dwellers around, neighbours".
amphictyon (plural amphictyons)
- (historical) One of the deputies from the confederated states of Ancient Greece to a congress or council. They considered both political and religious matters.
amphictyon m (plural amphictyons)