Alcestis

noun
Al·​ces·​tis | \ al-ˈse-stəs How to pronounce Alcestis (audio) \

Definition of Alcestis

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

First Known Use of Alcestis

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcestis

Latin, from Greek Alkēstis

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“Alcestis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcestis. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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