Amphitryon

noun
Am·​phit·​ry·​on | \ am-ˈfi-trē-ən How to pronounce Amphitryon (audio) \

Definition of Amphitryon

: the husband of Alcmene

First Known Use of Amphitryon

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amphitryon

Greek Amphitryōn

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