noun \al-ˈfē-əs\

Definition of ALPHEUS

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

Origin of ALPHEUS

Latin, from Greek Alpheios
First Known Use: 1567


geographical name \al-ˈfē-əs\

Definition of ALPHEUS

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

Variants of ALPHEUS

Al·phe·us or ModGk Al·fiós \äl-ˈfys\


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