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amphictyon

[ am-fik-tee-uhn ]
/ æmˈfɪk ti ən /
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noun

a deputy to the council of an amphictyony.

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Origin of amphictyon

1580–90; back formation from amphictyons<Greek amphiktýones, originally amphiktíones neighbors, equivalent to amphi-amphi- + -kti- inhabit + -ones noun suffix (plural)

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Amphictyon
[ am-fik-tee-uhn ]
/ æmˈfɪk ti ən /

noun Classical Mythology.

a son of Deucalion and Pyrrha who seized the throne of Attica and who, in devising a plan for avoiding disputes at his council meetings, became the first man to mix water with wine.
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British Dictionary definitions for amphictyon

amphictyon
/ (æmˈfɪktɪən) /

noun

a delegate to an amphictyonic council

Word Origin for amphictyon

C16: back formation from amphictyons, from Greek amphiktiones neighbours, from amphi- + ktizein to found
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