amphictyonic

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀμφικτυονικός (Amphiktuonikós). Synchronically analysable as amphictyon +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æmˌfɪktiˈɒnɪk/

Adjective[edit]

amphictyonic (not comparable)

  1. (Ancient Greece) Of or relating to the amphictyons or their League or Council.
    an Amphictyonic town or state
    the Amphictyonic body'
    • 1854, William Smith, A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman ... - Página 50:
      Of the duties of the Amphictyonic Council nothing will give us a better idea than the oath taken by its members. It ran thus “We will not destroy any Amphictyonic town, nor cut it off from running water in war or peace []

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amphictyonic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913