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Alcmene

or Alk·me·ne, Alc·me·na

[alk-mee-nee]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the mother of Hercules by Zeus, who had assumed the form of Amphitryon, her husband.
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Examples from the Web for alcmene

Historical Examples

  • This is the chamber into which I am ushered as the messenger: this lantern is Alcmene, to whom I have to speak.

    Amphitryon

    Moliere

  • Has not my master, Amphitryon, commanded me to come here to Alcmene his wife?

    Amphitryon

    Moliere

  • There is more reason in this discourse, Alcmene, than you think.

    Amphitryon

    Moliere

  • Alcmene, in the name of all the Gods, this discourse will have a strange ending!

    Amphitryon

    Moliere

  • What has my heart done to you, Alcmene, that I should be looked upon as such a monster?

    Amphitryon

    Moliere


British Dictionary definitions for alcmene

Alcmene

noun
  1. Greek myth the mother of Hercules by Zeus who visited her in the guise of her husband, Amphitryon
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