Alc·​me·​ne alk-ˈmē-nē How to pronounce Alcmene (audio)
: the mother of Hercules by Zeus in the form of her husband Amphitryon

Word History


Greek Alkmēnē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alcmene was in the 14th century

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“Alcmene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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