Alpheus

noun Al·phe·us \ al-ˈfē-əs \

Definition of Alpheus

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

Origin and Etymology of alpheus

Latin, from Greek Alpheios


Alpheus

geographical name Al·phe·us \ al-ˈfē-əs \
variants: or Modern Greek Alfiós play \äl-ˈfyȯs\

Definition of Alpheus

river of southern Greece about 75 miles (121 kilometers) long in the western part of the Peloponnese flowing northwest into the Ionian Sea

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