Alcmene

noun
Alc·​me·​ne | \ alk-ˈmē-nē How to pronounce Alcmene (audio) \

Definition of Alcmene

: the mother of Hercules by Zeus in the form of her husband Amphitryon

First Known Use of Alcmene

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcmene

Greek Alkmēnē

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“Alcmene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcmene. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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