a deputy to the council of an amphictyony.
Other definitions for Amphictyon (2 of 2)
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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How to use amphictyon in a sentence
The chiefs thus gathered together called this assembly the Am-phic-ty-on´ic Council, in honor of amphictyon.The Story of the Greeks | H. A. Guerber
The hero amphictyon, whose temple stood at Thermopylæ, passed in mythical genealogy for the brother of Hellen.
Genealogy attributes its origin to a son of Deucalion, called amphictyon.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But consider whether this be not a prize proper to the Pythian games, as appropriate to amphictyon.Essays and Miscellanies | Plutarch
amphictyon represents the first of these institutions, and Aethlius the second.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
British Dictionary definitions for amphictyon
a delegate to an amphictyonic council
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