[ad-mee-tuh s]

noun Classical Mythology.

a Thessalian king, one of the Argonauts and husband of Alcestis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for admetus

Historical Examples of admetus

  • She took leave of her children and commended them to the care of Admetus.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew

    Josephine Preston Peabody

  • It is one thing that Apollo should be employed by Admetus, although he is a god.

    What I Saw in America

    G. K. Chesterton

  • Last of them all came the son of Admetus, dragging his chariot and driving his horses on in front.

  • Admetus, much affected, bade him rise, and assured him of protection.

  • Dost thou love this maiden with all thy heart and soul, Admetus?

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

British Dictionary definitions for admetus



Greek myth a king of Thessaly, one of the Argonauts, who was married to Alcestis
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