Definition of amphictyon
: a deputy to an amphictyonic council
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Origin and Etymology of amphictyon
back-formation from Amphictyons, plural, from Latin Amphictyones, from Greek Amphiktyones, Amphiktiones, literally, neighbors, from amphi- + -ktyones, -ktiones (from ktizein to found); akin to Sanskrit kṣeti he dwells, kṣiti abode, Avestan shitish dwelling, Armenian šen inhabited, cultivated
First Known Use: circa 1691See Words from the same year
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