Am·​phi·​on am-ˈfī-ən How to pronounce Amphion (audio)
: a musician of Greek mythology who builds the walls of Thebes by charming the stones into place with his lyre

Word History


Latin, from Greek Amphiōn

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amphion was in the 15th century

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“Amphion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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