amphictyony

[ am-fik-tee-uh-nee ]

noun,plural am·phic·ty·o·nies.
  1. (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.

Origin of amphictyony

1
From the Greek word Amphiktyonía, dating back to 1825–35. See amphictyon, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for amphictyony

amphictyony

/ (æmˈfɪktɪənɪ) /


nounplural -nies
  1. (in ancient Greece) a religious association of states for the maintenance of temples and the cults connected with them

Derived forms of amphictyony

  • amphictyonic (æmˌfɪktɪˈɒnɪk), adjective

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