noun Al·ces·tis \al-ˈses-təs\

Definition of ALCESTIS

:  the wife of Admetus who dies for her husband and is restored to him by Hercules

Origin of ALCESTIS

Latin, from Greek Alkēstis
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ALCESTIS


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