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amphidromia

[am-fi-droh-mee-uh]
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noun
  1. a family festival in ancient Athens in honor of the birth of a child, during which the child received its name.
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Origin of amphidromia

< Greek, equivalent to amphídrom(os) running about (see amphi-, -drome) + -ia -ia
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Historical Examples

  • This expressed itself in a family festival, called the Amphidromia, celebrated usually on the seventh day after the birth.

    Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals

    Thomas Davidson

  • He writes in one case of brewing "groaning-beer," and in his household were held two New England amphidromia.