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Amphion

[am-fahy-uh n, am-fee-]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a son of Antiope by Zeus, and the husband of Niobe. With his twin brother, Zethus, he built the walls of Thebes, charming the stones into place with his lyre.
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Related formsAm·phi·on·ic [am-fahy-on-ik, -fee-] /ˌæm faɪˈɒn ɪk, -fi-/, adjective
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  • On reaching the Amphion he was bandaged and went to his post.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

    Henry Baerlein

  • Amphion, when he heard that all his sons had perished, fell on his own sword.

  • Still it seemed too probable that the “Amphion,” with my father and all hands, was lost.

    The Mate of the Lily

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • “The ‘Amphion,’ Captain Musgrave was my captain,” he answered.

    The Mate of the Lily

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • The important point was thus settled, we had found the wreck of the “Amphion.”

    The Mate of the Lily

    W. H. G. Kingston