amphictyon

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Etymology[edit]

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".

Noun[edit]

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.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Amphictyones, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀμφικτύονες (Amphiktúones), both of which are only attested in the plural.

Noun[edit]

amphictyon m (plural amphictyons)

  1. amphictyon

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