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Amphitryon

[am-fi-tree-uh n]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the husband of the virtuous Alcmene, whom Zeus seduced by assuming the form of Amphitryon, resulting in the birth of Hercules.
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Examples from the Web for amphitryon

Historical Examples

  • Vavasour liked to be the Amphitryon of a cluster of personal enemies.

    Tancred

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The Amphitryon, which Cagnolo had prepared for the stage, was also played.

    Lucretia Borgia

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • Has not my master, Amphitryon, commanded me to come here to Alcmene his wife?

    Amphitryon

    Moliere

  • What did Amphitryon obtain as his share of all the plunder taken from our enemies?

    Amphitryon

    Moliere

  • Do you wish me not to do my duty, and follow in Amphitryon's footsteps?

    Amphitryon

    Moliere


British Dictionary definitions for amphitryon

Amphitryon

noun
  1. Greek myth the grandson of Perseus and husband of Alcmene
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