[ am-fi-droh-mee-uh ]
/ ˌæm fɪˈdroʊ mi ə /
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a family festival in ancient Athens in honor of the birth of a child, during which the child received its name.
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Example sentences from the Web for amphidromia
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.Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals|Thomas Davidson