amphictyony

[ am-fik-tee-uh-nee ]
/ æmˈfɪk ti ə ni /
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noun, plural am·phic·ty·o·nies.

(in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, especially the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity.

Nearby words

  1. amphichroic,
  2. amphicoelous,
  3. amphictyon,
  4. amphictyonic,
  5. amphictyonic league,
  6. amphidamas,
  7. amphidentate,
  8. amphidiploid,
  9. amphidromia,
  10. amphidromic point

Origin of amphictyony

From the Greek word Amphiktyonía, dating back to 1825–35. See amphictyon, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for amphictyony

amphictyony

/ (æmˈfɪktɪənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

(in ancient Greece) a religious association of states for the maintenance of temples and the cults connected with them
Derived Formsamphictyonic (æmˌfɪktɪˈɒnɪk), adjective

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