Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[am-fin-uh-muh s] /æmˈfɪn ə məs/
noun, (in the Odyssey)
Penelope's favorite suitor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Amphinomus
Historical Examples
  • Apparently we must accent the penultimate in “Amphinomus” if the line is to scan.

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

  • 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
  • But he did not succeed, Amphinomus clearly voices their sentiment, and the council dissolves.

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

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

  • This man's name was Amphinomus, and he was the chief among the wooers who came from Dulichium.

  • Telemachus saw his father's peril, and thrust Amphinomus in the back with his spear.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Amphinomus

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Amphinomus

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for amphinomus