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Amphinomus

[am-fin-uh-muh s] /æmˈfɪn ə məs/
noun, (in the Odyssey)
1.
Penelope's favorite suitor.
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  • Apparently we must accent the penultimate in “Amphinomus” if the line is to scan.

  • General confusion results, in the midst of which Telemachus commands order which is seconded by Amphinomus.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • This Amphinomus differed in character from the other suitors, being a prudent and fair-minded man.

  • These words, spoken in a low and solemn tone, so that none besides might hear, sent a chill to the heart of Amphinomus.

  • Before Odysseus could fix another arrow to the string, Amphinomus was upon him, with sword uplifted to slay him.

  • But Amphinomus would not hear, for so had Athene doomed that he should fall on the day of the great vengeance.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • But he did not succeed, Amphinomus clearly voices their sentiment, and the council dissolves.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • Amphinomus took two loaves out of the bread-basket and brought them to him, pledging him as he did so in a golden goblet of wine.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • With this he caught hold of a footstool, but Ulysses sought protection at the knees of Amphinomus of Dulichium, for he was afraid.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • Then Amphinomus rushed towards Ulysses, but Telemachus sent his spear from behind through his shoulders.

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