[ am-uh l-thee-uh ]
/ ˌæm əlˈθi ə /
noun Classical Mythology.
a nymph who brought up the infant Zeus on the milk of a goat: in some versions she is the goat rather than a nymph.
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Others claim that it was the goat of Amalthaea, which fed Jupiter with her milk.The Ruins|C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney
Aulus Gellius says that Amalthaea burnt the books in the king's presence.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.