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or Am·al·the·a

[am-uh l-thee-uh]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of amalthaea

  • 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.