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Alpheus

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noun Al·phe·us \al-ˈfē-əs\

Definition of Alpheus

  1. :  a Greek river-god who pursues the nymph Arethusa and is finally united with her



Origin and Etymology of alpheus

Latin, from Greek Alpheios


First Known Use: 1567


Alpheus

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geographical name Al·phe·us \al-ˈfē-əs\

Definition of Alpheus

  1. river ab 75 miles (121 kilometers) S Greece in W Peloponnese flowing NW into Ionian Sea



Variants of alpheus

or ModGk

Alfiós

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