Ad·​me·​tus ad-ˈmē-təs How to pronounce Admetus (audio)
: a king of Pherae who is saved by Apollo from his fated death when his wife Alcestis offers to die in his place

Word History


Latin, from Greek Admētos

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Admetus was in 1567

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“Admetus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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