[ am-fi-droh-mee-uh ]

  1. a family festival in ancient Athens in honor of the birth of a child, during which the child received a name.

Origin of amphidromia

From Greek, equivalent to amphídrom(os) “running about” (see amphi-, -drome) + -ia-ia

Words Nearby amphidromia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use amphidromia in a sentence

  • He writes in one case of brewing "groaning-beer," and in his household were held two New England amphidromia.

    Child Life in Colonial Days | Alice Morse Earle
  • This expressed itself in a family festival, called the amphidromia, celebrated usually on the seventh day after the birth.