amphictyony

[ am-fik-tee-uh-nee ]
/ æmˈfɪk ti ə ni /

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.

Origin of amphictyony

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

amphictyonic (æmˌfɪktɪˈɒnɪk), adjective
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