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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. Alcmene.
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or Alk·me·ne, Alc·me·na

noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the mother of Hercules by Zeus, who had assumed the form of Amphitryon, her husband.
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Historical Examples

  • Alkmene let the pen fall, and looked up at the king intently.

    Goethe and Schiller

    L. Mhlbach

  • "Yes, Alkmene is the court-lady to-day, and Diana the companion," he nodded.

  • Profound silence reigned in the chamber for a moment, until Alkmene crept out from under the chair and again howled piteously.

  • Frederick was seated in his arm-chair, upon his lap Alkmene, when the crown prince entered.

  • Jupiter personates Amphitruo, and so gains admission to his wife, Alkmene!

British Dictionary definitions for alkmene


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